Stephen Lawrence concert at O2

Emeli Sande, Rizzle Kicks and Labrinth are among the stars who will perform at a concert at the O2 Arena in memory of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence, 20 years after he was stabbed to death.

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Stephen's death had big impact on me, says Sande

Emeli Sande and Doreen Lawrence at the concert launch today Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Multi-award winning Scottish singer Sande said that Stephen Lawrence's murder and Mrs Lawrence's subsequent campaigning had had a bid impact on her family.

"I was quite young when it happened but coming from a mixed-race family it was a big issue that we spoke about, and (we also spoke about) the issues you face being mixed race and this being something that happened in our country.

"It had a big impact on my family and all the work Doreen has done has felt very empowering - that you can speak out about these things and changes can be made if you are brave enough to stand up."

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