A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a police officer from Sunderland who was killed during a riot in London during the 1980s.
PC Keith Blakelock died during the Broadwater Farm riot in Tottenham on 6 October 1985. The 40-year-old suffered multiple stab wounds when he was attacked whilst trying to protect fire fighters who were tackling a fire at a supermarket.
Nicholas Jacobs, 44, appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court this morning. He has been remanded in police custody and is due to appear at the Old Bailey on Friday.
The CPS said there is "sufficient evidence" to prosecute Nicholas Jacobs over the 1985 murder of PC Keith Blakelock.
They added there was "insufficient evidence" prosecute five other suspects.
Alison Saunders, Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS London, said:
Following a thorough investigation by the Metropolitan Police Service, we have decided that Nicholas Jacobs should be charged with the murder of PC Keith Blakelock during the disorder at Broadwater Farm in October 1985.
This decision was taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors. We have concluded that there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest to prosecute.
We have also concluded that no further action should be taken against five other individuals suspected of taking part in the death of PC Blakelock as there is insufficient evidence to warrant a prosecution.