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Metropolitan Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe has said he will be meeting with the mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence and with her lawyer Imran Khan at Scotland Yard tomorrow.
Doreen Lawrence, mother of the murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence, has said she believes that only an inquiry held in public can get to the truth over claims that police tried to smear her family.
Doreen Lawrence, the mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence, said "we want answers" after she met Home Secretary Theresa May today and called for an open inquiry into claims police tried to smear her family.
The mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence has said her meeting with Home Secretary Theresa May has been "promising", adding that she had "listened yo what we had to say".
The father of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence has said he suspected there was an informer in his camp because the police always seemed to know more than he told them.
Neville Lawrence told Daybreak: "A lot of time we thought there was somebody listening to us. "We thought, 'how come they [the police] know what we're gonna do before we do it?'"
He also admitted that he had even accused a woman in the campaign of being an informer. "I think I have to find a way to talk to the person we had accused of being a traitor in the camp and apologise to her," he said.
Speaking about the claims that police tried to discredit the family of the murdered teenager, he said: "I can't believe it, I still can't believe it. After all this time I'm trying to find out what kind of person would do this to a family who is in bereavement."
The mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence is due to meet the Home Secretary today to discuss claims that undercover police officers hunted for information to smear her family. Her lawyer Michael Mansfield said:
Lawyers for the mother of murdered teenage Stephen Lawrence have said they are concerned they might have been bugged by police.
The BBC cited a senior police source as saying that police bugged meetings between themselves, Stephen Lawrence's friend Duwayne Brooks and his lawyer.
Michael Mansfield QC, who represents the Lawrence family with fellow lawyer Imran Khan, said: "I'm wondering if they did exactly the same with Imran and myself. I will want assurances that they have not done that. It's a very serious situation."
Stephen Lawrence's family are expected to meet Home Secretary Theresa May today to ask for a new public inquiry.
It follows claims claims that police secretly tried to undermine the family of the murdered teenager.
The Prime Minster said that they are willing to do anything to get to the bottom of the allegations made against the Police involved in the Stephen Lawrence murder investigation.
Plans for two continuing inquiries to consider claims of a smear plot against Stephen Lawrence's family allow for the possibility of further investigations, including prosecutions, Downing Street has said.
On Monday, Mrs May told MPs the allegations would be considered by the inquiry into the undercover operations of the Special Demonstration Squad in London in the 1980s and 1990s.
They will also be scrutinised by the review of alleged police corruption in the original Lawrence inquiry, which is being conducted by Mark Ellison QC.
The Prime Minister's official spokesman said: "There is scope here for further investigations because it is absolutely vital that we get to the bottom of this....it is important that it is done quickly."
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Doreen Lawrence has said it will "take a while to gain trust" after she met with the Metropolitan Police commissioner over smear claims.