Police admit ordering Lawrence bugging

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Police have admitted authorising the secret recording of at least one meeting involving the friend of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence, his lawyer said. yesterday.

Duwayne Brooks met Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg at his Whitehall office to discuss claims meetings were bugged.

It has been alleged Mr Brooks and his lawyers were invited to meetings with police in 1999 or 2000, and that officers were 
authorised to use bugs.

It has also been claimed that the police were involved in a campaign to discredit people involved in the campaign for justice over the racist murder of 18-year-old Mr Lawrence in 1993.

Speaking at Mr Clegg’s office, Mr Brooks’s lawyer Jane Deighton said: “The deputy assistant commissioner confirmed there are documents evidencing at least one such authorisation. We believe there are more.”