Jacobs not guilty of Blakelock murder

Nicholas Jacobs was found not guilty of the Blakelock murder during the 1985 Broadwater Farm Riots. From the Huffington Post: “Nicky Jacobs, who was 16 at the time, went on trial at the Old Bailey accused of being one of the rioters who together stabbed the officer more than 40 times and tried to decapitate him. There […]

Sum it Up! #52

Sum it Up! #52 starts with the release of Sture Bergwall. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, “In a series of trials between 1994 and 2001, Sture Bergwall was convicted of eight murders, despite there being no forensic evidence or witness statements, and confessed to many more. But Bergwall, 63, later recanted his confessions, saying he made them […]

Jacobs scheduled for Plea Hearing

Nicholas Jacobs appeared for a Plea and Case Management Hearing  at the Old Bailey. He is charged with the murder of Pc Keith Blakelock who was butchered during the Broadwater Farm Riots in 1985. Pc Blakelock and his colleague Pc Richard Coombes were attacked during the Broadwater Farm riots in Tottenham in 1985. Coombes  was seriously […]

Case of the Month: Keith Blakelock

Case of the Month: Keith Blakelock. This month Nicholas Jacobs will appear at the Old Bailey and stand trial for the 1985 murder of UK police officer Keith Blakelock. Jacobs was 16 years old at the time of the riots. The case is expected to last up to six weeks. No application for bail was made. Jacobs was […]

Trial started for 1985 Blakelock murder

Trial started for 1985 Blakelock murder, something we did not think we would see any time soon. Nicholas Jacobs will stand trial for this murder. Blakelock was 40 when he died. he was married with three children. Three men – Winston Silcott, Mark Braithwaite and Engin Raghip – were convicted in March 1987 of Pc Blakelock’s […]

Possible prosecution in 1985 Blakelock case

All the papers were buzzing since last night about a possible prosecution in the 1985 cold case of UK Police Officer Keith Blakelock. Officer Blakelock and his colleague Pc Coombes was was attacked by 300-strong mob as he tried to protect firefighters who were tackling a supermarket blaze at the height of the riot known as the […]