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THE MURDER OF STEPHEN LAWRENCE 11 Descriptions of the murder of Stephen Lawrence have been given in thousands of newspapers and television programmes since his horrific death on 22 April 1993 The whole incident which led to his murder probably lasted no more than 15-20 seconds A map and aerial photographs of the area are reproduced at the end of this Report 12 Stephen Lawrence had been with his friend Duwayne Brooks during the afternoon of 22 April They were on their way home when they came at around 2230 to the bus stop in Well Hall Road with which we are all now so familiar Stephen went to see if a bus was coming and reached a position almost in the centre of the mouth of Dickson Road Mr Brooks was part of the way between Dickson Road and the roundabout when he saw the group of five or six white youths who were responsible for Stephens death on the opposite side of the road 13 Mr Brooks called out to ask if Stephen saw the bus coming One of the youths must have heard something said since he called out what what nigger With that the group came quickly across the road and literally engulfed Stephen During this time one or more of the group stabbed Stephen twice One witness thought that Mr Brooks was also attacked in the actual physical assault but it appears from his own evidence that he was a little distance away from the group when the killing actually took place He then turned and ran and called out to Stephen to run and to follow him 14 Three eye witnesses were at the bus stop Joseph Shepherd knew Stephen He boarded a bus which came to the stop probably as Stephen fell He went straight to Mr Mrs Lawrences house and told them of the attack Alexandra Marie also boarded the bus She was seen later and
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