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.
Doreen Lawrence has said it will "take a while to gain trust" after she met with the Metropolitan Police commissioner over smear claims.
Scotland Yard has been confronted with another accusation of underhand tactics in its investigation of the murder of Stephen Lawrence.
The father of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence said he felt "betrayed" by allegations the Met Police tried to smear his family.