BREAKING: Stephen Lawrence murder suspect Jamie Acourt captured in Barcelona

May 4, 2018 7:21 PM

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JAMIE Acourt, one of the men suspected of playing a part in the racist murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence, has been arrested in Spain.

He was also suspected of being part of the group of thugs who attacked Stephen Lawrence in April 1993.

Stephen’s life was tragically cut short when he was stabbed to death by a gang of white youths in Eltham, south-east London.

Following his arrest, a statement from the Metropolitan Police said: "Today, Friday May 4, Spanish authorities arrested Jamie Acourt, 41, in Barcelona on a European Arrest Warrant (EAW) on behalf of the Metropolitan Police Service.

"The EAW was issued as part of the Met's efforts to trace Acourt in relation to an investigation into the unlawful supply of controlled substances.

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