PC Blakelock hacked to death in 'free for all'

PC Blakelock curled up in a ball and screamed for help as a mob hacked him to death during the Broadwater Farm riots, an eyewitness has told the Old Bailey.

Using the pseudonym John Brown and with his voice distorted by a modulator to protect his identity, the witness described how he saw the killing on the estate in Tottenham, north London, on October 6 1985.

He explained that he had seen Nicky Jacobs, 45, stabbing PC Blakelock with a machete between two and four times as the frenzied mob took part in a "free for all".

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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.