THE Met are looking into a complaint by Stephen Lawrence's brother that he is the victim of police racism.

Stuart Lawrence, 35, whose brother was killed by racist thugs in a 1993 Eltham murder, claims he has been stopped up to 25 times by police and never charged with anything.

A spokesman for the Met said: "Mr Lawrence's complaint, which we received last night, is a very serious matter and it will be investigated thoroughly and speedily.

"Stop and search is an important tool to combat crime and is supported by the community if it is used professionally and fairly. Officers are accountable for their actions and it is therefore essential complaints such as these are fully investigated.

"The commissioner has made it clear that he will not tolerate any form of racism in the Met. Strong action will be taken against any individuals in the Met if they are found to have acted in a racist manner."