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The 999 responder sent the police instead of an ambulance to murder - Crimes That Shook Britain


In 1993, Stephen Lawrence was jumped by a group of white men. His friend called 999 for an ambulance, but instead, the police arrived on the scene. Stephen tragically passed away that night on the cold floor where he was attacked. His death brought light to the issue of institutional racism and the need for justice in the UK. Today, we remember Stephen and continue to fight for a fair and equal society. Told through the eyes of those at the heart of the crimes, Crimes That Shook Britain analyses the events that led to such atrocities before examining the devastating effects that they have left in their wake. Using drama reconstructions, witness accounts, police interviews, archive news pieces and intimate access to victims and families; every episode of this compelling series explores the dark depths of some of Britain’s most infamous and disturbing cases.