What became of the Stephen Lawrence murder suspects? 25 years after the deadly Eltham attack we look at where the five men suspected of killing are now
The teen's parents were then forced to wait 19 years to see two men – Gary Dobson and David Norris – finally caged over the 1993 killing.
But three of the five named gang members accused of murdering Stephen were never convicted – with one living in Eltham where the killing took place and another on the run in Spain.
Here, we reveal what happened to the thugs on the 25th anniversary of Stephen's brutal murder.
Luke Knight, 41
Knight is still living in Eltham where Stephen was murdered as he waited for a bus.
Sun Online earlier this week tracked him down to a run-down flat where he showed no remorse – telling our reporter to "f*** off".
The top floor home is less than three miles from where 18-year-old Stephen was stabbed to death at a bus stop on April 22 1993.
According to the Sunday People, dad-of-two Knight is now a roofer.
Knight was arrested over Stephen’s murder in 1993, but charges were later dropped over insufficient evidence.
He was hauled back into court with Dobson and Neil Acourt after Neville and Stephen's mother Doreen, 65, launched a private prosecution.
However, proceedings failed in 1996 when the ID evidence of Duwayne Brooks, was declared inadmissible.
Knight is the only of the five arrested over Stephen's murder not to be in prison or a fugitive.
David Norris, 41
Norris grew up in leafy Chislehurst – miles from his fellow gang members who were raised in a more deprived area of Eltham in South London.
But he bonded with the thugs over a shared love of violence and hatred of black people.
At the time of the murder, he was living out of a van and dossing in a bedsit above a pub in Greenwich and making a living selling scrap metal after falling out with his drug baron dad.
In 2002, he was jailed for five years after he yelled n***** and hurled a drink at an off-duty police officer on the same road where he and four others had chased Stephen down like a dog and hacked at him in the brutal slaying nine years earlier.
Ten years later, he was caged for life with a minimum of 14 years and three months for Stephen's murder.
He has received more than £220,000 in legal aid while repeatedly challenging his conviction at HMP Garth, Lancs.
Gary Dobson, 42
Dobson was 17 at the time of the attack and lived on the Brook Estate in South East London where he had been linked to previous racist knife attacks in the area.
In 2010 he was banged up for five years for possessing and supplying class B drugs with a street value of around £350,000.
In May 2011, Gary Dobson and his pal David Norris finally faced trial for Stephen's murder following a review of forensic evidence that found the victim's DNA on the defendants' clothes.
The double jeopardy legal principle had also been dropped in 2005 allowing the killers to stand trial for the second time for the same crime.
On January 3, 2012, Dobson was jailed for a minimum of 15 years and two months and is currently languishing in Gartree Prison, Leics.
Jamie Acourt, 41
The fugitive was today revealed by The Sun on Sunday to be is living the high life in celebrity hotspot Marbella.
He is related to Towie’s Elliott Wright and has been spotted at bars frequented by show stars.
Elliott, who runs Olivia’s La Cala bar in the Spanish resort, is married to Acourt’s cousin Sadie Stuart.
Acourt is wanted by cops for questioning over a £4million cannabis smuggling ring which led to his brother Neil being jailed.
His wife and children remain in Eltham, South East London.
Neil Acourt, 42
Acourt is currently in prison for drug dealing after he was jailed for more than six years at Kingston Crown Court in February 2017.
He was last week ordered to repay £6,000 or face more time behind bars.
Acourt was previously jailed along with co-accused David Norris for 18 months in 2002 over a racist attack on an off-duty black police officer.
He was also convicted in 2001 of having an offensive weapon.
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