Stephen Lawrence

Stephen Lawrence

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  • On 22 April 1993, eighteen-year-old Stephen Lawrence is stabbed to death in an unprovoked attack by a gang of white youths as he waits at a bus stop in Eltham.
  • On 23 April 1993 , the day after the murder, the suspects were identified on a letter left in a telephone box.
  • 7 May-23 June 1993, the suspects are arrested after the family of Stephen Lawrence express their frustrations about the police not doing enough. Neil Acourt and Luke Knight are charged with murder but deny the charges.
  • September 1994, Stephen's parents launched a private prosecution against Gary Dobson, Luke Knight and Neil Acourt but they all denied the charges..
  • 7 February 2008, Doreen Lawrence opens a £10m architecture centre in honour of her son which, two weeks later, had its windows smashedin a suspected racially motivated attack.
  • 7 September 2010 Dobson and Norris arrested and the next day they are both charged with the murder of Stephen Lawrence. On 3 January 2012 Gary Dobson and David Norris are found guilty.
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