Travyon's family in Britain

The family of Trayvon Martin, the black teenager shot dead by a neighbourhood watchman in Florida, have arrived in Britain. They're meeting Stephen Lawrence's mother Doreen Lawrence to say thank you for the support they've received

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Family of Trayvon Martin meet Stephen Lawrence's mother

The family of Trayvon Martin, the young black teenager killed by a neighbourhood watch guard in Florida in February, have arrived in the UK to thank the British public for their support.

The first person they went to meet was Doreen Lawrence, whose son Stephen was murdered by a racist gang in South London in 1993.

The police's failure to investigate his death properly led to an inquiry that described the Met as institutionally racist.

Trayvon Martin family to visit Stephen Lawrence memorial

Trayvon Martin's family will visit the memorial to Stephen Lawrence later today. Stephen's mother Doreen wrote to the family after their 17 year old son was shot in Florida.

Trayvon's mother Sybrina Fulton, his father Tracy Martin and older brother Jahvaris will tour the Stephen Lawrence centre in Deptford which provides education and training for disadvantaged young people. They'll also visit the bus stop where Stephen was murdered.


Trayvon Martin family prepare to meet mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence

The family of Trayvon Martin, the 17 year old who was shot and killed as he walked through a gated neighbourhood in Florida, will arrive in Britain this morning.

Trayvon's death has sparked an out-cry across America with Barack Obama saying, "if I had a son he would have looked like Trayvon."

17 year old Trayvon Martin Credit: Reuters

17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot dead in Sanford, Florida on February 26th by 28-year-old George Zimmerman.

Martin had been watching an NBA basketball game on TV at his father's girlfriend's house in a gated community when he left the house to walk to a nearby 7-Eleven.

On his way back from the shop he was spotted by Zimmerman, a neighbourhood watch volunteer.

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