Inquiry would focus on the conduct of officers in charge of the first investigation into the teenager’s murder

The National Crime Agency is considering starting a new criminal inquiry into the Stephen Lawrence case, potentially placing four former detectives under criminal investigation for the offence of misconduct in public office.

It is understood that the inquiry would focus on why officers in charge of the first Metropolitan police investigation into Lawrence’s murder 25 years ago did not make arrests for two weeks, despite police repeatedly being given the names of suspects.

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