Mayor on Lawrence inquiry

Boris Johnson says the arguments for a judge led inquiry are "powerful and interesting" after claims of a smear campaign against Stephen Lawrence's family:

The Mayor was responding to calls from the murdered teenager's father for an independent judicial investigation.

It comes amid allegations an undercover officer tried to discredit the family shortly after Stephen's death.

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'No evidence' of Lawrence smear

Home Secretary Theresa May is insisting there is no need for a public inquiry in Stephen Lawrence family smear claims at this stage. Chief Constable Mick Creedon, investigating undercover policing methods, says they have found no evidence so far.