Jacobs: Blakelock family must feel angry and disappointed

Nicky Jacobs, the man cleared of the murder of Pc Keith Blakelock during the 1985 Tottenham riots, has said he would feel angry if he was a member of the policeman's family.

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Nicky Jacobs punched the air after not guilty verdict

Nicky Jacobs had always protested his innocence. Credit: REX images

Nicky Jacobs punched the air after a jury cleared him of the murder of Pc Keith Blakelock.

He subsequently sat down and sobbed before being taken from the dock.

The 45-year-old's supporters in the public gallery including Winston Silcott - whose conviction for the murder of Pc Blakelock was quashed in 1991 - shouted "Yeah, yeah" and called out "Brother, brother" as the verdict was announced.

Courtenay Griffiths QC, for the defence, said: "I'm delighted, I think the jury reached exactly the right verdicts. Now I have to go and see my client."

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