A ‘CORRUPT’ detective is to be investigated over claims he sabotaged the initial Stephen Lawrence murder investigation.
John Davidson, who now lives in Minorca, will be the focus of the major new investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
The IPCC will examine claims that Davidson had a corrupt relationship with the gangster father of one of Stephen’s killers and deliberately stalled the inquiry.
In police intelligence reports, the former detective sergeant was described as having ‘no integrity as a police officer’ and being ‘open to offers from any source if financially viable’.
A damning official report has raised serious questions about his conduct in the days following Stephen’s murder.
Lawrence, an 18-year-old aspiring architect, was stabbed to death in a racist attack by a white gang in south-east London in April 1993.
Despite damning evidence, no convictions were made until 2012, when Gary Dobson, 36, and David Norris, 35, were given life sentences.
It is now claimed that Davidson had a ‘corrupt connection’ with Clifford Norris, the gangster father of David Norris.
Davidson now runs a bar in Minorca and denies any attempt to sabotage the inquiry.
But it is unclear how police will question Davidson over the allegations, as he can only be extradited from his Spanish island if there is sufficient evidence to charge him.