The Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe has issued the following statement, following his meeting with Doreen and Stuart Lawrence:
"The Deputy Commissioner and I were very pleased to have the opportunity to meet Doreen and Stuart Lawrence today. It was a constructive meeting.
"These are serious allegations and I understand why the Lawrence family want answers quickly. I am determined for Operation Herne to establish the facts as quickly as possible for an operation of this size."
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