'Mum's police shooting 'robbed me of my childhood'
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Cherry Groce: Mum's police shooting 'robbed me of my childhood'

Police were searching for Lee Lawrence's older brother when an officer accidentally shot his mother.

Dorothy "Cherry" Groce was left her paralysed in the incident, which sparked the Brixton Riots of 1985.

Lee, now 45, remembers his mother crying out that she could not breathe - words which now resonate with those uttered by the black American George Floyd as a police officer knelt on his neck in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

  • 01 Jul 2020
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