Lawrence friend in Clegg meeting
The friend of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence, whose meetings with lawyers and police were allegedly bugged, will meet the Deputy Prime Minister on Friday to discuss the claims, his solicitors said.
Duwayne Brooks is to meet Nick Clegg at his Whitehall office after claims that the gatherings were secretly recorded.
It has been alleged that he and his lawyers were invited to meetings with police in 1999 or 2000, and that officers were given authorisation to use bugs.
He will attend the meeting with his legal team Jane Deighton and Beverley McBean.
The claims affecting Mr Brooks came after former undercover officer Peter Francis alleged that he had been told to find information to use to smear the Lawrence family.
Eighteen-year-old Stephen was waiting for a bus with Mr Brooks when he was murdered by racists in Eltham, south-east London in 1993.
Mr Francis, who worked with Scotland Yard's former Special Demonstration Squad, spoke out about tactics that he said were used by the secretive unit in the 1980s and 1990s.
In the wake of his claims, Mr and Mrs Lawrence called for a public inquiry into the allegations, which the teenager's mother said made her feel "sick to the stomach".
After a meeting with the Home Secretary last week, she said: "'We want it to be open and not behind closed doors, so that we can hear once and for all exactly what was going on after Stephen was murdered."
Theresa May, who previously said that two existing probes could examine the allegations, has said she will meet again with Mrs Lawrence to discuss what should happen.
She initially suggested that an inquiry led by barrister Mark Ellison QC into alleged corruption in the original Lawrence murder investigation could be extended, as well as a police-led probe into the activities of undercover officers.