Who are Neil and Jamie Acourt and where are the Stephen Lawrence murder suspects now? – The Sun

EVEN 27 years after his death, Stephen Lawrence's brother says he still lives in fear of his brutal killers.

Jamie and Neil Acourt were amongst the five accused of Stephen Lawrence's murder, however, there was insufficient evidence to charge them.

Who is Neil Acourt?

Neil Acourt is one of the five white men accused of murdering Stephen Lawrence in 1993.

He is currently 44-years-old and goes by Neil Stuart, his mother's maiden name.

Neil Acourt was picked out at an identity parade and charged with murder on 13 May 1993, but the charges were dropped on 29 July 1993, the Crown Prosecution Service citing insufficient evidence.

Neil and Jamie went to prison for their role in heading a gang which moved cannabis resin worth £7.4million between London and the northeast between 2014 and 2016.

The brothers headed a gang which moved resin worth £7.4million between London and the northeast between 2014 and 2016.

 

Who is Jamie Acourt?

Jamie has been jailed for nine years after he dramatically admitted his role in a multi-million-pound cannabis smuggling operation.

He was involved in 28 trips which shipped drugs worth £5.6million, Kingston Crown Court heard.

The court was told his brother Neil was one of six men who had already been convicted and sentenced over the plot.

Where are they now?

Neil Acourt walked free from prison in March 2019, serving less than half of his six-year sentence.

Acourt, of Eltham, South East London, was jailed for six years in February 2017 for his role in a £4million cannabis ring plot.

His brother Jamie is still behind bars.

The two men who were convicted of Stephen's murder are Gary Dobson and David Norris.

They were found guilty by an Old Bailey jury after a trial based on forensic evidence.

The other three suspects have never been charged for the murder of Stephen Lawrence.

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