Charge over 1985 murder of Pc Keith Blakelock

Nearly three decades after the Broadwater Farm riots in Tottenham, a man's been charged with the murder of Pc Keith Blakelock.

The 40-year-old officer was stabbed as he tried to protect firefighters at the height of the riots in 1985.

Rags Martel reports from Scotland Yard.

Advertisement

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.