THE father of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence has urged Lord Justice Pitchford not to hold a “public inquiry” in secret.
Neville Lawrence called for a probe into the Metropolitan Police Special Demonstration Squad activities when it was revealed its covert officers had collected information about his family for decades after seeking justice for his son, who was murdered by racists in 1993. Now he has called for “an open and transparent inquiry.”
Mr Lawrence said: “The Pitchford Inquiry is an opportunity to get to the truth of how undercover police operated, including the infiltration of our campaign for justice.
“Yet it appears that attempts are being made to persuade the inquiry to restrict public access to information.”