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Stephen Lawrence 'suspect' hunted by police over drugs conspiracy

Published 04/02/2016

Jamie Acourt arriving to give evidence at the 1998 public inquiry into killing of Stephen Lawrence
Jamie Acourt arriving to give evidence at the 1998 public inquiry into killing of Stephen Lawrence

A suspect from the original Stephen Lawrence murder inquiry is being hunted by police investigating an alleged multi-million pound drug deal.

Jamie Acourt, 39, is alleged to be part of a drug dealing gang with connections to the capital and the north east who sold large amounts of cannabis.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said Acourt, from Bexley, south east London, was wanted "in connection with an investigation, namely, conspiracy to supply drugs".

Acourt has always maintained his innocence over the killing of the 18-year-old who was stabbed to death in 1993 in Eltham, south-east London.

In 2012 Gary Dobson and David Norris were convicted of the murder and jailed for life.

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