Doreen Lawrence: Met chief's answers were 'frank'

The mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence said after her meeting with the Metropolitan Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe, that she thinks his answers to her questions over an alleged smear campaign were "frank".

Mother of murdered teenager Doreen Lawrence. Credit: ITV News

"The commissioner was frank with some of his answers that he gave us. He answered some of our questions, and some of that he still needs to give us answers to", she said.

Asked if she had confidence in the commissioner, Mrs Lawrence said: "I think what I do have, or what I realise is that whatever he said he is trying to do, I think he will do it.

She added: "It's like taking a couple of steps back and I think it will take a little while to gain that trust again".