London: Pair go on trial accused of murdering teenager Stephen Lawrence

TWO men are due to appear in court today accused of the racist killing of teenager Stephen Lawrence.

The pair will go on trial at the Old Bailey after the A-level student was stabbed to death by a gang of white youths in Eltham, south-east London, in April 1993.

Gary Dobson, 36, and David Norris, 35, both of south London, deny murdering the 18-year-old.

The trial before Mr Justice Treacy is expected to last until Christmas.

A jury panel is due to be selected today but the case will not be opened until later this week.