23 min

Lee Lawrence: 'The Louder I Will Sing‪'‬ The Justice Gap Podcast

    • Society & Culture

In the early morning of September the 28th, 1985, armed police raided 22 Normandy Road in Brixton. The lead detective Douglas Lovelock had been drinking the night before, they entered with a false sense of danger and the inevitable happened. As Cherry Groce rose from bed to see what was happening, she was shot, leaving her paralysed for the rest of her life and sparking the Brixton uprising of 1985. In this episode of The Justice Gap Podcast Lee Lawrence, the author of the award winning memoir 'The Louder I will Sing' and Cherry Groce’s son, speaks to Calum McCrae about that night, the aftermath and the 'David and Goliath' struggle to finally have the truth heard and recognised. 

In the early morning of September the 28th, 1985, armed police raided 22 Normandy Road in Brixton. The lead detective Douglas Lovelock had been drinking the night before, they entered with a false sense of danger and the inevitable happened. As Cherry Groce rose from bed to see what was happening, she was shot, leaving her paralysed for the rest of her life and sparking the Brixton uprising of 1985. In this episode of The Justice Gap Podcast Lee Lawrence, the author of the award winning memoir 'The Louder I will Sing' and Cherry Groce’s son, speaks to Calum McCrae about that night, the aftermath and the 'David and Goliath' struggle to finally have the truth heard and recognised. 

23 min

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