Ray Adams Obituary – Death: whats happened to Stephen Lawrence murder case
A recently unveiled confidential report from the Metropolitan Police has disclosed alleged corruption involving Ray Adams, a senior officer linked to the Stephen Lawrence murder case. This revelation challenges years of police refutations concerning the involvement of corrupt officers in the case. Adams, previously cleared in a corruption investigation during the late 1980s, now faces implications in the secret report, revealing manipulation in the earlier probe against him.
The corruption inquiry originated from false testimony provided by an informant connected to the family of one of Stephen’s murderers. The Metropolitan Police, when questioned by the BBC about the report’s findings on Adams, offered no immediate response, opting to review the material before determining any subsequent actions.
Imran Khan, solicitor for Stephen’s mother Baroness Lawrence, described the revelations about Adams as “dramatic, disturbing, and shocking.” Notably, the 1998 public inquiry led by Sir William Macpherson did not address the connection between Adams and the informant. In 2012, the Metropolitan Police asserted that there was no indication of any relationship between the two.
The tragic murder of Stephen Lawrence in a racist attack in 1993, coupled with the subsequent failure to bring all perpetrators to justice, prompted a national outcry. While two individuals were convicted in 2012, others involved have evaded justice. Allegations of corruption surrounding the initial police investigation into the case have persisted for years, resurfacing during the 1998 public inquiry and a review 16 years later.
Imran Khan is advocating for the Metropolitan Police to apologize for withholding information from Baroness Lawrence and her family, urging them to acknowledge misleading the Macpherson inquiry. Ray Adams, now 81, steadfastly denies corruption allegations, emphasizing the absence of disciplinary or criminal proceedings against him. The clandestine report, however, asserts his involvement in corrupt activities, weaving a complex narrative involving a corrupt antiques dealer, covert police operations, and one of Britain’s most notorious criminals.