Police get 'significant information' in Stephen Lawrence murder inquiry

Police get 'significant information' in Stephen Lawrence murder inquiry

Detectives in England involved in the Stephen Lawrence murder inquiry have received "significant information" after a fresh appeal.

Scotland Yard said the investigation team received "up to 30 calls" with information which is being followed up.

A reconstruction was aired on Crimewatch on Monday night, alongside media appeals.

Police are attempting to identify a woman whose DNA was found on a bag strap found at the scene where Mr Lawrence, 18, was stabbed to death in Eltham, south east London, on April 22 1993.

Police get 'significant information' in Stephen Lawrence murder inquiry

Officers have stressed the woman is a witness, not a suspect.

Detectives are also continuing to appeal for information about another possible witness - a man reportedly seen in a distinctive green jacket with a V emblem near Well Hall Road Roundabout at about the time Mr Lawrence was attacked.

Police get 'significant information' in Stephen Lawrence murder inquiry

Chris Le Pere, the senior investigator in the case, said today: "Given the length of time this inquiry has been running, I am happy with the positive result.

"Some of the calls hold significant information, and will take time to work through."

He also appealed for a man who rang Crimewatch and Crimestoppers in 2013 to contact the incident room on 020 8785 8310.

Mr Le Pere added: "We are offering a reward of up to £20,000 for information leading to the identification and prosecution of persons responsible for the murder of Stephen Lawrence."

Mr Lawrence was stabbed to death by a group of up to six white men in an unprovoked racist attack as he waited at a bus stop with a friend.

In January 2012, Gary Dobson and David Norris were found guilty of being involved in the attack and jailed.

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