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Post  margaret on Wed 18 May - 11:06

Great news.

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/UK-News/Stephen-Lawrence-Two-Men-To-Be-Tried-For-1993-Murder-In-London-Gary-Dobson-And-David-Norris/Article/201105315994371?lpos=UK_News_Carousel_Region_0&lid=ARTICLE_15994371_Stephen_Lawrence%3A_Two_Men_To_Be_Tried_For_1993_Murder_In_London%2C_Gary_Dobson_And_David_Norris

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11:11am UK, Wednesday May 18, 2011
Pair Face Trial Over Stephen Lawrence Death

Two men are to face trial for the murder of London teenager Stephen Lawrence 18 years ago, a court has ordered.

Gary Dobson and David Norris have been charged with the 18-year-old black student's murder at a bus stop in Eltham in 1993.

Dobson, 35, and 34-year-old Norris were arrested last September and are in custody.

The allegations could not be reported until today for legal reasons.

Gary Dobson previously stood trial for the crime in 1996, along with two other men.

However, the trial collapsed and all three of the men were acquitted.

A judge at the Court of Appeal said new evidence has come to light that justifies the quashing of Dobson's original acquittal.

The trial is due to take place in November at the Old Bailey, with a further hearing due to take place in the next two months.

More to follow...

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Just goes to show that years after, the police WILL catch up with you.

I believe the change in the law (cannot be tried twice for the same crime) was specifically repealed because of this case.

Really, really happy for Stephens family.

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Re: Pair face trial over Stephen Lawrence Murder 18 years ago :-)

Post  fred on Wed 18 May - 11:45

Just come here to post this. 18 years is a long time t wait, let's hope the Mcs stand trial before that.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1388287/Stephen-Lawrence-murder-Two-men-stand-trial-death-black-teenager.html

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Post  wjk on Wed 18 May - 21:49

This is good news, at long, long last!

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Re: Pair face trial over Stephen Lawrence Murder 18 years ago :-)

Post  Lioned on Wed 18 May - 22:41

A very nasty gang of blokes and the cops where never looking for anyone else.Wonder if they will arrest the other two or maybe its them thats squeeled at last.



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Post  AnnaEsse on Wed 18 May - 23:03

Brilliant news. Hopefully justice, at last, for Stephen and his family.

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Post  AnnaEsse on Wed 18 May - 23:26


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Post  Lioned on Wed 18 May - 23:43

Actually there where 5 nasty scum bags who where alledgedly involved.........

Gary Dobson, Neil Acourt, Jamie Acourt, Luke Knight and David Norris, were named as suspects.




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Post  Lioned on Thu 19 May - 0:02

It was thought that the 5 evaded prosecution due to institutional racism in the police force and corruption..............

In 2006, Richard Stone, who worked on the inquiry that found the police to be racist, opined:

“Sir William [Macpherson] himself had said at the time of the inquiry that there was a definite smell of corruption around this murder investigation – what he described as the collective failure of the murder investigation. We were able to find enough evidence of institutional racism being a significant factor, but we had insufficient evidence produced to us about corruption.”

David Norris’s father, Clifford Norris, was a local gangster. The allegation made by Detective Constable Neil Putnam is that Detective Sergeant John Davidson was in his pay.

The allegations were made in the BBC show The boys who killed Stephen Lawrence:

Was Putnam wrong? He was once jailed for corruption. Deputy Assistant Commissioner John Grieve, now retired, told us:

“During the investigation I led, we feared corruption might have played a part in the failure of the first investigation.”

Scotland Yard offered:

“There was an investigation into John Davidson and any possible corrupt behaviour in the Lawrence case by him. If we had found any information or evidence we would have brought that to the inquiry’s attention.”

Davidson, now retired and running a bar in Spain, catergorically denied any wrongdoing.

Richard Stone had more to say:

Davidson was responsible for investigating three key witnesses to the murder of Stephen Lawrence in April 1993. Not one of the three felt able to give evidence personally to the inquiry. I would like to be able quote from Davidson’s evidence to the inquiry in 1998 to show how bizarre and unprofessional he was, but unfortunately the transcripts of the inquiry are not yet available. Suffice to say that my memory is that Sir William was led to ask him: “Officer, are you here to help this inquiry or not?”

For what it is worth, Norris, a convicted gangster and drugs dealer, denies paying police:

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Re: Pair face trial over Stephen Lawrence Murder 18 years ago :-)

Post  bootsy on Thu 19 May - 0:25

Lioned wrote:A very nasty gang of blokes and the cops where never looking for anyone else.Wonder if they will arrest the other two or maybe its them thats squeeled at last.

Lets hope your right Lioned.The family should have had justice many many years ago

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Post  margaret on Thu 19 May - 14:00

Lioned wrote:Actually there where 5 nasty scum bags who where alledgedly involved.........

Gary Dobson, Neil Acourt, Jamie Acourt, Luke Knight and David Norris, were named as suspects.




IIRC the Acourt brothers were supposed to be the worst and had a dubious father aswell, by that l mean he was dodgy. So far he's managed to keep his vile sons out of jail....

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