Met Police apologises to Stephen Lawrence’s mother after breaking promise

In her first interview since then, Baroness Lawrence told the BBC that Stephen’s murder inquiry should be reopened.

Speaking ahead of the 31st anniversary of her son’s death, Baroness Lawrence said that without the BBC investigation, the family would not know what they do now about White.

“He’s probably the key one who probably caused Stephen’s murder, and they [the Met] did nothing about it,” she said.

“I’m not sure what they’re hiding behind, why they can’t come and tell me exactly what they knew then,” she told the BBC.

In a statement to the BBC, Sir Mark said Baroness Lawrence “must have answers to all her questions”, adding that he had written to her offering to meet.

A spokesperson for London Mayor Sadiq Khan said the way Baroness Lawrence had been treated was “totally unacceptable”.

Mr Khan is meeting Sir Mark on Monday where the mayor will be “making clear to the commissioner that he believes the family and wider community need to know that everything possible is being done to bring justice for Stephen”, his spokesperson said.

They added that it was “vital” any new lines of inquiry were “properly investigated”.

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