Blakelock murder suspect due at Old Bailey on Friday

Nicholas Jacobs, 44, is due to appear at the Old Bailey on Friday after being charged with the 1985 murder of PC Keith Blakelock during riots in Tottenham, north London.

Jacobs is accused of killing the 40-year-old officer, who was stabbed as he tried to protect firefighters as they tackled a blaze at a supermarket during the height of the unrest in Tottenham.

Prosecutors announced on Tuesday that Jacobs had been charged over Pc Blakelock's death.

Court sketch of Nicholas Jacobs, who was a teenager when PC Blakelock. Credit: Priscilla Coleman/ITV News

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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.