Boris: Lawrence family smear claims 'utterly disgraceful'

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has met with the Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe to discuss the allegations that the force spied upon the Lawrence family.

I think it is utterly disgraceful that the Metropolitan Police Service were engaged in this kind of activity whether it is surveillance or trying to discredit the campaign to vindicate the memory of Stephen Lawrence.

It is very important that the family of Stephen Lawrence get answers to what I think is an absolutely deplorable series of allegations as soon as possible.

These are deeply, deeply unsettling allegations against the Met. People will want to see every possible stone flipped up as fast as possible.

– Boris Johnson, Mayor of London