Stephen Lawrence's mother urges ex-police officers to help new inquiry

The mother of murdered black teenager Stephen Lawrence, has appealed to former police officers and criminals to come forward with information for a new investigation into his death.

Stephen Lawrence's mother Baroness Lawrence Credit: PA

On Friday, it emerged that the Metropolitan Police are being investigated for alleged corruption over their initial handling of the case.

Doreen Lawrence told the Guardian: "We still believe that corruption played a part in keeping Stephen’s killers free. We have had to fight to get this far, so we can finally have a criminal investigation into the former police officers we suspect.

“We ask those that have any information, be they former police officers or criminals, to examine their conscience. They should come forward, so justice can be done", she added.

Any findings from the inquiry, which has been active for six months, will be reported back to the police watchdog, and could result in criminal or misconduct proceedings where failures have been identified.