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No charges for sixth man held over Stephen Lawrence death

A sixth man held over the murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence in 1993 will not be charged after prosecutors said there was insufficient evidence.

The Crown Prosecution Service said no further action would be taken against the man, who has not been named and was arrested 11 months ago.

"After careful consideration it has been decided that there is insufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction," deputy chief crown prosecutor Lionel Idan said.

Mr Lawrence was 18 when he was stabbed to death by a group of up to six white youths in an unprovoked attack as he waited at a bus stop in Well Hall Road, Eltham, south east London, with a friend