May to answer to Lawrence family questions

The Home Secretary has said she will attempt to find the "quickest way" to answer questions from the family of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence, after meeting with mother Doreen today.

A Home Office spokesman said:

The Home Secretary is grateful to Doreen and Stuart Lawrence and their representatives for coming to the meeting today.

The Home Secretary understands that these fresh allegations have only added to the suffering of the Lawrence family. She will now reflect on the best and quickest way to get to the heart of all outstanding questions and will speak to the Lawrence family very soon.

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Met chief meets Mrs Lawrence

The mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence has met the Metropolitan Police Commissioner today to discuss claims that undercover officers hunted for information to smear her family.