Two men will go on trial at the Old Bailey accused of the racist killing of Stephen Lawrence in Eltham.
The A-level student was waiting for a bus with his friend Duwayne Brooks, also 18, when they were attacked by a group of white youths and one of the youths used abusive racist language. Stephen was stabbed to death by the gang and Duwayne escaped.
36 year old Gary Dobson and David Norris who’s 35 both of south London, deny murdering Stephen 18 years ago.
A jury panel is due to be selected today but the case will not be opened until later this week. The trial is expected to last until Christmas.