Stephen Lawrence: Sixth man arrested will not be prosecuted


Stephen Lawrence source: BBC News
published: 24 November 2014

A sixth man arrested over the murder of Stephen Lawrence will not be prosecuted, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has said. A spokesman said there was insufficient evidence for a prosecution.

The man in his 40s was arrested on 23 December last year.

Mr Lawrence, 18, was stabbed to death by a gang of white youths in a racist attack as he waited at a bus stop in south east London with a friend on April 22 1993.

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

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “He was bailed to return pending further inquiries and a file submitted to the CPS for their consideration.

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