Provisional date set for Blakelock murder trial

Sketch of Nicholas Jacobs when he appeared in court on Wednesday. Credit: Priscilla Coleman/ITV News

A provisional trial date has been set at the Old Bailey for a 44-year-old man charged with the murder of Pc Keith Blakelock during the Broadwater Farm riots in 1985.

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

Jacobs appeared at the court via video-link from Belmarsh prison in south east London, and a provisional trial date was set for March 4 next year.

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PC Blakelock trial date set

A provisional trial date has been set at the Old Bailey for a 44-year-old man charged with the murder of PC Keith Blakelock during the Broadwater Farm riots in 1985.