- 4 years ago
Nicky Jacobs is the SEVENTH person to have been arrested and charged with the murder of PC Blakelock who was killed during the ‘uprising’ on Broadwater Farm in October 1985. The uprising took place because of the killing of Cynthia Jarrett, a local Black woman and mother of 5 children, during a police raid on her home on October 5th 1985
The 6 people originally charged were known as the Tottenham SIX, 3 juveniles and 3 adults were put on trial for Blakelock’s murder at the Old Bailey in March 1987. During the trial the judge, Lord Chief Justice Hodgson, dismissed the charges against the 3 juveniles.
The 3 adults, Winston Silcott, Mark Braithwaite and Engin Raghip were not afforded such protection by the judge and all were found guilty of murder and imprisoned for LIFE.