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Home Sec should 'remedy wrongs' of Lawrence report

Duwayne Brooks has called on the Home Secretary to "remedy the wrongs" exposed by the Ellison review into the Stephen Lawrence murder investigation.

Brooks' solicitor Jane Deighton said the findings of the report could be the "basis for a series of legal actions against the police".

Duwayne Brooks was with Stephen Lawrence on the night he was murdered in an unprovoked attack by white youths in 1993. Credit: PA Wire

Mr Brooks, who was with Stephen Lawrence on the night he was murdered in 1993, said his attempts to move on from the trauma had been hampered by the way he was treated by the police and the manner in which the case was "mishandled".

However, the statement said it would make the situation "worse if it is Duwayne who has to take the initiative to get redress", claiming it should be the state to "remedy the wrongs".

Ms Deighton said Mr Brooks invited the Theresa May to "respond to us by setting out how the state could now start to put things right" during a meeting between the two.

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Brooks lawyer: 'Police bugging allegations are horrific'

Jane Deighton, the lawyer for Stephen Lawrence's friend Duwayne Brooks, has said that allegations that the Metropolitan Police recorded their meetings are "horrific".

Scotland Yard has told the the BBC that its directorate of professional standards was looking into the claim and that it was being treated with “huge seriousness”.

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Brooks' lawyer: 'Sinister motive to record meetings'

Duwayne Brooks' lawyer, Jane Deighton, has said that there would be no reason to record any of their meetings unless there was a "sinister motive".

Speaking to BBC Radio 4, Ms Deighton addressed claims that the Metropolitan Police secretly recorded officers' meetings with Brooks and his lawyer.

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Jane Deighton on police bugging of @duwaynebrooks. “There is no rational reason to record our meeting unless there was a sinister motive.”

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@bbcradio4 Interview with Jane Deighton on police bugging of @duwaynebrooks"It’s a scandal that anyone shd have to live through what he has"

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'It's scandalous that under the guise of briefing us they were covertly recording us." Jane Deighton on bugged meetings with @duwaynebrooks

Scotland Yard told the the BBC that its directorate of professional standards was looking into the claim and that it was being treated with “huge seriousness”.

Report: Met Police 'bugged Duwayne Brooks' meetings'

The Metropolitan Police allegedly bugged meetings between Stephen Lawrence's friend, Duwayne Brooks, and his lawyer, the BBC has reported.

The report states that Brooks and his lawyer were unaware that the meetings were recorded.

Scotland Yard told the the BBC that its directorate of professional standards was looking into the claim and that it was being treated with “huge seriousness”.

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