Jamie Acourt: Lawrence murder suspect jailed on drugs charge

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Image caption Jamie Acourt was never convicted of any offence relating to Stephen Lawrence’s death

A suspect in the 1993 racist murder of Stephen Lawrence has been jailed for nine years for conspiring to supply “huge quantities” of cannabis resin.

Jamie Acourt, 42, pleaded guilty on the second day of his trial after previously denying the charge.

Acourt, originally from Eltham, south-east London, had fled to Spain, where he was living under the alias “Simon Alfonzo” until his arrest in May.

He was sentenced at Kingston Crown Court.

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