Day: April 22, 2008

UK NEWS: STEPHEN LAWRENCE REMEMBERED

Stephen Lawrence was stabbed to death at a bus stop in Eltham in 1993 The mother of Stephen Lawrence has said her pain remains “undiminished” as she marked 15 years since his death in a racist attack. Doreen Lawrence was joined by more than 300 people including Prime Minister Gordon Brown at a memorial service in central London. Stephen, 18, was murdered by white youths in Eltham, south-east London in 1993 but no-one was convicted. Justice Secretary Jack Straw said his death []

UK NEWS: DOCTOR REFUSES TO EXAMINE RAPE VICTIM

A vulnerable recluse was made to wait more than a week for medical treatment after being raped because his GP said he was ‘too grubby’ to be examined, a court has heard. The 50-year-old was distraught and bleeding heavily when he was persuaded to seek medical help two days after the attack. ‘He was treated abominably by the NHS and his GP, who said he was too grubby for him to examine properly,’ Michael Brabin, prosecuting, told Exeter Crown Court. Levi Lavers, []