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Lawrence brother Met race claim

The brother of murdered black teenager Stephen Lawrence claims the Metropolitan Police has stopped him 25 times. 35 year old Stuart Lawrence has taken legal advice and made a complaint to the force.

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Targeted because of skin colour says Lawrence

Stuart Lawrence - whose brother Stephen was the victim of a racist attack in 1993 - says he was forced to complain to police after he was pulled over in November, near his home in Peckham.

The 35 year old teacher claims that when he asked officers why he'd been stopped, he was told they were "naturally suspicious" of him.

He sent a letter of complaint to the Metropolitan Police yesterday, naming officers he claims were involved in the latest incident. Mr Lawrence told the Daily Mail:

I am being targeted because of the colour of my skin, I don't think it's because I am Stephen's brother.

Whenever I have been stopped, I have never subsequently been charged with anything, and nothing has ever been found to be wrong with my car.

I have never, ever, done anything wrong. I have never been in trouble with the law. I have paid my road tax and my insurance, and always tried to keep my cars in a roadworthy state.

– Stuart Lawrence

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