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Man pleads not guilty to PC Keith Blakelock's murder

  • 7 November 2013
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PC Keith Blakelock
PC Keith Blakelock was stabbed to death in Tottenham as he tried to protect firefighters

A man accused of killing PC Keith Blakelock during the Broadwater Farm riots in 1985 has pleaded not guilty to murder at the Old Bailey.

The 40-year-old Metropolitan Police officer was stabbed as he tried to protect firefighters during unrest in Tottenham, north London.

The officer and his colleague, PC Richard Coombes, were attacked on 6 October 1985.

Nicholas Jacobs, 45, of Hackney, will face a trial on in March 2014.

He was charged with murder in July.

The disorder was sparked by the death of Cynthia Jarrett, who collapsed and died during a police raid on her home.

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