Met Chief: All I can offer is a police inquiry

The mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence will go to New Scotland Yard to see Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe to discuss claims that undercover officers hunted for information to smear her family.

Speaking at City Hall in London this morning, Sir Bernard said he would try to answer some of the 13 questions that her lawyer Imran Khan has put forward to the force, but insisted that it is not for him to call for a public inquiry.

We can see if we can answer those questions, we can tell her what we're doing.

At the end of the day all I have to offer is a police inquiry. Whether or not the Government or Parliament is persuaded by that, I can't really say any more than I have said already.

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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.