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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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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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