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Lawrence brother Met race claim

Stephen Lawrence's brother has claimed he has been stopped by police up to 25 times because of his skin colour as he launches a legal battle against the Metropolitan Police.

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Lawrence stop and search experience 'not unusual'

James Welch, legal director for human rights group Liberty, said:

Statistics suggest that Mr Lawrence's experience of repeated searches is not unusual.

The police maintain that stop and search is an important tool in their armoury. But they seem incapable of exercising the power in a non-discriminatory way.

That will leave many questioning whether they should have the power of stop and search at all.

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