Archbishop of York speaks out 25 years after racially-motivated murder of Stephen Lawrence

Posted Apr 25, 2018

[Anglican Communion News Service] The British government has announced an annual memorial day in honor of a murdered teenager, Stephen Lawrence, who was killed in a racist attack near his south London home 25 years ago. Lawrence was born to Jamaican immigrants to the United Kingdom. He died at 18 of stab wounds after being attacked by a gang of white youths while he waited at a bus stop April 22, 1993. A formal independent public inquiry, led by retired High Court Judge Sir William Macpherson, was held into the police investigation and subsequent events. Archbishop Sentamu was one of three independent advisors appointed to the inquiry, which found “institutional racism” within the metropolitan police.

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