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Home Secretary meets Doreen Lawrence to discuss police inquiries

Home Secretary Theresa May met Doreen Lawrence on Thursday morning (27 June) following new claims police officers carried out covert surveillance of her family.

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The meeting took place at the Home Office following the emergence of new allegations that undercover police officers were used to gather information on the Lawrence family.

A Home Office spokesperson said:

The Home Secretary is grateful to Doreen and Stuart Lawrence and their representatives for coming to the meeting today.

The Home Secretary understands that these fresh allegations have only added to the suffering of the Lawrence family.

She will now reflect on the best and quickest way to get to the heart of all outstanding questions and will speak to the Lawrence family very soon.

Published 27 June 2013