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Stephen Lawrence: The Daily Mail V ‘Murderers’ was huge but the ITV interviews were extraordinary

by | 14th, February 2017

Twenty years ago today the Daily Mail published one of the most eye-grabbing front-pages in recent history. It accused five men of murdering Stephen Lawrence, the black youth killed in a racist crime covered up by an incompetent and racist police force.

In February 1997, one day after an inquest jury ruled that Stephen Lawrence was unlawfully killed “in a completely unprovoked racist attack by five white youths”, the Mail  produced its front page.

The Mail  challenged Neil Acourt, his brother Jamie Acourt, David Norris, Gary Dobson and Luke Knight, to sue for libel. They didn’t.

Today the paper revisits its sensational front-page headline.

 

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The paper accuses Luke Knight of being ‘The Murderer Who Got Away’. Wow!

The Mail’s allegation is undermined by its own teaser, which says of the

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