Stephen: The racist murder that changed the UK – for good


A documentary will be aired this evening about the brutal murder of Stephen Lawrence. It is the 25th anniversary since his death, and it was not only the brutal nature of the attack, but also the way a corrupt police force conspired with the families of the murderers to protect them that would eventually expose, what the judge described as ‘institutional racism’ not just in the police force but throughout all our institutions.

Here OBV’s Director Simon Woolley talks with BBC Wales about the brutal murder that changed the way the UK viewed race.

Stephen: The Murder That Changed a Nation, runs over three successive nights on BBC One, starting at 9pm on 17 April

Staff Reporter