Stephen Lawrence-moordenaar David Norris, 45, verloor tronkoordragbod

Stephen Lawrence-moordenaar David Norris, 45, doen mislukte bod om na 'n OOP tronk geskuif te word soos hy die einde van syne nader 14 jaar en drie maande vonnis vir 1993 moord

  • One of Stephen Lawrence’s killers has failed in his bid to transfer to open prison
  • David Norris, 45, is lewenslank tronk toe gestuur 2012 and given a minimum term of 14 jare
  • As that date approaches, he applied to the Ministry of Justice for a transfer
  • His plea was rejected by Justice Secretary Dominic Raab, due to the public risk
  • One of the racist killers of Steven Lawrence has failed in his attempt to move to an open prison as the minimum term of his sentence draws closer.

    David Norris, 45, is lewenslank tronk toe gestuur 2012 met 'n minimum termyn van 14 years for the murder of Mr Lawrence in 1993.

    Norris’s plea to transfer from category C Dartmoor Prison in Devon was rejected by Justice Secretary Dominic Raab amid concerns he is still a threat to the public, 'n Paar Britse vakansiegangers het 'n dolle avontuur gehad toe hulle huis toe gevlieg het van 'n reis na Marseille om die sokker te kyk .

    A source confirmed that Norris’s application was rejected by Mr Raab and never made it as far as the parole board.

    A Ministry of Justice source said: ‘The Justice Secretary is clear that dangerous offenders can’t move before they’ve proved they’re no longer a risk.

    David Norris, nou 45, is lewenslank tronk toe gestuur 2012 alongside Gary Dobson, 46, for the murder of 18-year-old Stephen Lawrence in southeast London in 1993

    David Norris, nou 45, is lewenslank tronk toe gestuur 2012 alongside Gary Dobson, 46, for the murder of 18-year-old Stephen Lawrence in southeast London in 1993

    Stephen Lawrence, 18, was waiting at a bus stop in Eltham, Suidoos -Londen, with friend Duwayne Brooks when he was set upon by a gang of racist thugs

    Stephen Lawrence, 18, was waiting at a bus stop in Eltham, Suidoos -Londen, with friend Duwayne Brooks when he was set upon by a gang of racist thugs

    Norris’s 14 year minimum sentence will be completed by 2026, at which time he will be legally entitled to apply to the Parole Board for release.

    Stephen Lawrence was attacked by a gang of racist thugs alongside friend Duwayne Brooks as they waited at a bus stop in Eltham, Suidoos -Londen, in 1993.

    Norris and and Gary Dobson, 46, were the only gang members who were ever brought to justice of Lawrence’s murder, with police failures attributed to institutional racism in the damning MacPherson Inquiry of 1999.

    An undercover police surveillance operation based in Dobson’s flat in Footscray Road, Eltham, came to be known as the ‘Footscrayevidence and revealed the pair’s racist views.

    Norris and Dobson along with other alleged gang members Neil Acourt, Jamie Acourt and Luke Knight were famously named in a Daily Mail front page splash in 1997 under the headline ‘Murderers’.

    Dit was net in 2012, after a forensic breakthrough, that Norris and Dobson were convicted at the Old Bailey.

    Norris has failed in his attempt to be transferred from category C HMP Dartmoor (op die foto) in Devon to an open prison

    Norris has failed in his attempt to be transferred from category C HMP Dartmoor (op die foto) in Devon to an open prison

    Sentencing the pair at the Old Bailey, Mr Justice Treacy told the defendants he had to deal with them as if they were juveniles, not adults, because they were 17 en 16 at the time they joined the mob which attacked and killed Stephen that night.

    He also had to set the term in accordance with practice in 1993 – ten years before the Criminal Justice Act allowed stiffer sentences for such crimes.

    Addressing both defendants, hy het gesê: ‘The murder of Stephen Lawrence was a terrible and evil crime. Recently the Lord Chief Justice described it as amurder which scarred the conscience of the nation”.

    ‘A totally innocent 18-year-old youth on the threshold of a promising life was brutally cut down in the street in front of eye witnesses by a racist thuggish gang. You were both members of that gang.

    ‘I have no doubt at all that you fully subscribed to its views and attitudes. The covert Footscray DVD with its disgusting and shocking scenes and the nature of the attack itself convince me of that.

    ‘The crime was committed for no other reason than racial hatred. You did not know Stephen Lawrence or Duwayne Brooks. Neither of them had done anything to harm, threaten or offend youapart from being black and making their way peaceably to the bus stop on their way home.