Livingstone: A momentous and long-overdue verdict

Livingstone: A momentous and long-overdue verdict

Labour's London mayoral candidate Ken Livingstone comments on the verdict in the Stephen Lawrence trial:

"It is extremely moving that the Lawrence family has finally secured a measure of justice. This has been a momentous and long-overdue verdict

"In the course of their dignified campaign for justice, Doreen and Neville Lawrence have changed many lives, and altered the terms of how we think about racism in our country. Institutions and individuals, including of course the Metropolitan police, had to re-examine how they work.

"At the heart of this is the case of a young man killed because he was black. Our thoughts today should be first and foremost with Stephen’s family."