EVEN 25 years after his death, Stephen Lawrence's brother says he still lives in fear of his brutal killers. Two men were jailed over his death but what happened to brothers Neil and Jamie Acourt, who were among the five white teenagers accused of murdering the student in a racially-motivated attack? Who was Stephen Lawrence and what happened to him? Stephen was born on September 13, 1974, at Greenwich District Hospital in South East London to Neville and Doreen Lawrence. As a young child who grew up in Plumstead, Stephen was good at most subjects at school but loved to draw and paint and favoured art and maths. At the time of his death, aged 18, he was doing his A-levels at Blackheath Bluecoats Church of England School with dreams of becoming an architect. He was stabbed to death in an unprovoked attack in Eltham, South-East London, in what one judge described as a "murder which scarred the conscience of the nation". The black teenager was murdered as he waited at a bus stop with … [Read more...] about Who is Jamie Acourt and his brother Neil and were they suspects in the Stephen Lawrence murder case?
Former Stephen Lawrence murder suspect Jamie Acourt is facing years behind bars after he dramatically admitted his role in a multi-million pound cannabis smuggling operation today. Acourt, 42, and brother Neil, 43, who was another Lawrence suspect, headed a gang which moved resin worth £7.4million between London and the north east between 2014 and 2016. Jamie had denied the allegations but changed his plea on the second day of the trial. Crispin Aylett, prosecuting, told the court Acourt now admits involvement in 28 trips which shipped drugs worth £5.6million. Jamie fled to Spain in 2016 after police arrested several suspects, including Neil's father-in-law Jack Vose, 65, in South Shields, jurors heard. When officers went to Jamie's home in Bexley, south-east London, he had already vanished. Officers broke down the door to get in and while they were there his partner Terri-Ann Dean arrived at the flat. She was told to get Acourt on the phone and he was told by the officers he … [Read more...] about Stephen Lawrence murder suspect Jamie Acourt facing years in jail after admitting multi-million pound cannabis smuggling operation
By Laurel J. Sweet | [email protected] | Boston Herald PUBLISHED: December 5, 2018 at 12:40 pm | UPDATED: December 5, 2018 at 2:36 pm State police said at least two people have been confirmed killed in a deadly wrong-way crash that shut down Route 495 north in Lawrence shortly after noon. Police said multiple vehicles were involved. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is on scene. State Department of Transportation workers are cleaning up the debris while investigators attempt to reconstruct what happened. Traffic is being detoured off the highway onto Interstate 93 at Exit 40. A medical helicopter was dispatched to Lawrence General Hospital to pick up any patients requiring transport to trauma facilities. … [Read more...] about Police: Two dead in wrong-way crash in Lawrence
A STEPHEN Lawrence murder suspect is accused of fleeing to Spain and using a fake name in a bid to dodge cops trying to smash his alleged drug empire. Jamie Acourt is said to be the ringleader of a gang that plotted to smuggle "huge quantities" of cannabis resin in Britain. Acourt, originally from Eltham, south-east London, was extradited from Spain, where he allegedly lived in hiding for more than two years, using the alias "Simon Alfonzo". Jurors were warned before the 42-year-old's drugs trial began at Kingston Crown Court on Wednesday that he was never convicted over the racist attack on black teen Stephen, in 1993. Prosecutor Crispin Aylett QC said Acourt was integral to the "long-running conspiracy to supply huge quantities" of hashish between London and South Shields, for which his sibling, Neil Acourt, has already been convicted. "Since the delivery men were taking most of the risks and the defendant and his brother were receiving the money, the prosecution allege that the … [Read more...] about Stephen Lawrence murder suspect ‘fled to Spain and used fake name in bid to dodge cops trying to smash his drug empire’
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Milton J. Valencia Globe Staff December 04, 2018 By late October — five weeks after gas fires and explosions rocked the Merrimack Valley — the struggle to restore gas service to tens of thousands of residents was moving at a snail’s pace. Hundreds of plumbers had been brought in, but they were reconnecting only 50 or so homes a day. Only about 500 of the 8,000 affected customers of Columbia Gas had seen their service restored.With cold weather fast approaching, the mayor of Lawrence and the town managers of Andover and North Andover gathered at North Andover Town Hall for a meeting. They needed a Plan B. “You could just feel it was not going in the right direction,” said North Andover Town Manager Andrew Maylor. Advertisement In a week’s time, the three officials would join Columbia Gas representatives and Governor Charlie … [Read more...] about With more plumbers on the job, could Lawrence have seen faster restoration of gas service?