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Lawrence family to mark 20th anniversary

THE mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence has launched a campaign to mark the 20th anniversary of his death - a year after his killers were convicted.

Doreen Lawrence said more would be done to ensure no other family has to go through what she endured, including an outreach programme to new police chiefs.

Elsewhere, a concert planned for April, a criminal justice lecture, an annual memorial lecture and a gala ball will help raise awareness and funds.

Mrs Lawrence, who founded the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, said: "It is hard to believe that 2013 will mark 20 years since Stephen died.

"This time last year we faced the conviction of two of Stephen's killers and the relief I felt then has stayed with me."

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