Jail for Lawrence’s killers

TWO of the racist killers of Stephen Lawrence were yesterday jailed for nearly 30 years in total as London’s top policeman warned the other suspects not to “rest easily in their beds”.

Judge Colman Treacy, who sentenced the pair to life at Her Majesty’s Pleasure, ruled Gary Dobson should serve a minimum of 15 years and two months and David Norris 14 years and three months for stabbing to death the black teenager at a south London bus stop in 1993. The judge described it as an “evil crime” motivated by “racial hatred” but was unable to impose tougher sentences because the two men were under 18 when the attack took place.

Earlier in the day Met commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe said: “We are still investigating this case”.

Three or four other men involved in the attack on Lawrence are still at large, jurors in the six-week trial of Dobson and Norris were told.