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Suspect in the Stephen Lawrence murder jailed over £3 million drug plot

Jamie Acourt was sentenced to nine years in jail Credit: Met Police

A suspect in the racially-motivated murder of the teenager Stephen Lawrence has been jailed over his involvement in a £3 million drugs plot.

42-year old Jamie Acourt was sentenced to nine years behind bars at Kingston Crown Court on Friday morning for heading up the two-year conspiracy.

Acourt, who is from Eltham in south-east London, admitted to supplying cannabis resin during the second day of his trial.

He had previously denied the allegations but changed his plea following the end of the prosecution's case opening.

Acourt's 43-year-old brother Neil Acourt has already been jailed for more than six years over the scheme but Jamie had fled to Spain, where was living under the alias "Simon Alfonzo" until his arrest in May.

Both were previously arrested after the fatal stabbing of the black 18-year-old in 1993, but have always denied involvement