Trial to begin of man charged with PC Blakelock murder

The trial of the man charged with the murder of PC Keith Blakelock during the Broadwater Farm riots in 1985 is about to begin at Old Bailey. The man charged, Nicholas Conrad Jacobs, denies a single count of murder.

Court artist sketch of Nicholas Jacobs (left) at the Old Bailey Credit: Elizabeth Cook/PA Wire

The jury is made up of 7 men and 5 women. It is alleged that the defendant was armed with a knife and was part of the group that attacked PC Blakelock.

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The trial of the man charged with the murder of PC Keith Blakelock during the Broadwater Farm riots in 1985 is underway at the Old Bailey. The man charged, Nicholas Conrad Jacobs, denies a single count of murder.