UK NEWS: DOREEN LAWRENCE TO JOIN OLYMPIC FLAME RELAY

The Press Association reports that Doreen Lawrence, the mother of murdered black London teenager Stephen Lawrence, will be one of the torchbearers carrying the Olympic Flame on its last days before the start of the 2012 Games.

Mrs Lawrence (59) will carry the torch on July 23 as the torch relay winds its way through London ahead of the opening ceremony on July 27. She will carry the flame into the forecourt of the Stephen Lawrence Centre in Deptford, south east London, set up in memory of her son as base for community learning and development.

Doreen Lawrence and her ex-husband Neville had campaigned tirelessly to see some of the men who killed their son jailed. In January Gary Dobson (36) and David Norris (35) were the first people convicted over the fatal attack by a group of white youths near a bus stop in Eltham, in south-east London, on April 22, 1993.

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