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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Update: Keith Blakelock

Fantastic news in the case of Keith Blakelock: “Police have launched a fresh investigation into the murder of a police constable who was killed in riots in north London more than 18 years ago, Scotland Yard said. Pc Keith Blakelock was hacked to death during the Broadwater Farm riots in Tottenham in October 1985. A fresh […]