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Lawrence, Stephen

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishLawrence, StephenStephen LawrenceLawrence, Ste‧phen /ˈstiːvən/  (1974–93) a young black British man from London who was murdered in April 1993 when he was attacked by a group of young white men in the street. Several men were charged with murder but a court said there was not enough evidence to send them to prison. Sir William Macpherson wrote an official report about the way the police worked on the case. He said that they had made serious mistakes, and he criticized them for sometimes behaving in a racist way.
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