The Metropolitan Police are following up a number of phone calls regarding the murder of Stephen Lawrence. The calls were received after an appeal for information on appeared on Crimewatch.
The BBC 1 programme aired on April 29, almost a week after the 20th anniversary of Lawrence’s murder.
Detective Chief Inspector Clive Driscoll said it was a “very encouraging” start, describing two of the callers as “very significant.” One, DCI Driscoll said, could produce a potential eyewitness to the attack, and the other gave very good background on the suspects already known.
He said they had also received three phone calls about the green jumper or jacket. “We will certainly be making inquiries around those bits of information to verify them,” he said.
The Met Police released a statement appealing to the following people to come forward,
Two men who got off a bus at the stop opposite where Stephen was attacked and walked southbound along the east side of Well Hall Road
- A man who ran from the area of Well Hall Road roundabout to the bus stop on the same side of Well Hall Road as the attack (west side)
- A man who was walking on the east side of Well Hall south of the roundabout (opposite The Coronet Cinema) towards the scene of the attack; and who was wearing a very distinctive green jacket with a large ‘V’
- Anyone else in the general vicinity; such as those outside The Coronet Cinema and on passing bus
Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room on 020 8785 8310. To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.