Friend who ran from Lawrence murder says police should DROP the hunt for Stephen's killers and spend the money on other crimesDuwayne Brooks says money should be spent solving other murder cases The 19-year string of inquiries estimated to have cost up to 50million By Anna Edwards PUBLISHED: 08:56 GMT, 20 April 2013 | UPDATED: 09:56 GMT, 20 April 2013 Duwayne Brooks says that money should be spent investigating other murder cases The friend of murdered Stephen Lawrence, who managed to escape a gang of youths after they stabbed the A Level pupil, says that the hunt for the killers should be dropped. Duwayne Brooks, 38, who fled after a gang of racist thugs began attacking him and Stephen, says that it is time for police to abandon their search for the three other killers after two of the yobs were jailed for life last year
Police have stopped me 25 times… just because I'm black: Stephen Lawrence's teacher brother launches damning race case against the Met Stephen's brother Stuart Lawrence, 35, left furious by harassment Final straw said to be when he was stopped in London in NovemberMother Doreen Lawrence OBE says 'racism has not gone away' /12/19/article-2250334-0ECB555F00000578-825_634x472.jpg” width=”634″ height=”472″ alt=”Tireless: Doreen Lawrence has written to politicians but says her letters have been ignored” class=”blkBorder” /> Tireless: Doreen Lawrence has written to politicians but says her letters have been ignored In 1999, the Met was accused of being 'institutionally racist' by the judicial inquiry into her son's murder six years earlier
'Cover-up' over legal aid bill for Lawrence killers: Officials refuse to confirm if pair spent 1m of taxpayers' cashMurderers Gary Dobson, 37, and David Norris, 36, are believed to have spent the sum on defence costsBut Legal Services Commission has blocked a request for information about exactly how much taxpayers’ money they usedThe pair were found guilty of the 1993 murder of Stephen Lawrence in January 2012 | UPDATED: 01:12 GMT, 27 December 2012 The Stephen Lawrence case was engulfed in a secrecy row last night after court officials refused to reveal how much legal aid his killers claimed.
Two decades on, a concert for Stephen: Emeli Sande to perform alongside other high-profile acts2013 tribute concert will raise funds for charitable trust set up in the name of the murdered teenagerSoul singer will perform at O2 on April 18Other events include a memorial service, dinners and memorial lectures | UPDATED: 08:36 GMT, 21 December 2012 Victim: The SL20 concert will take place on April 18 at London's O2 arena. It will raise funds for the charity set up in the name of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence Award-winning soul singer Emeli Sande – who performed at the Olympics opening and closing ceremonies – will headline a star-studded concert to mark the 20th anniversary of the murder of Stephen Lawrence. The SL20 Concert, which will feature a number of other high profile acts, is due to take place at London’s O2 arena on April 18 next year.