Charge over Blakelock murder

Nicholas Jacobs, 44, has been charged with the murder of Pc Keith Blakelock, who died in the Broadwater Farm riots in 1985, the Crown Prosecution Service said today.

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Blakelock was killed during 1985 riots

Pc Keith Blakelock. Credit: PA wire

Pc Blakelock, who was 40, was attacked and stabbed dozens of times as he tried to protect firefighters tackling a blaze at a supermarket, during the height of the Broadwater Farm riots in 1985.

Nicholas Jacobs, 44, who is accused of killing him, will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court tomorrow.

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