Scotland Yard is poised to bring murder charges over the killing of Pc Keith Blakelock during the Broadwater Farm riots, The Sunday Telegraph can disclose.
A man who was under 18 at the time of the Broadwater Farm riots in 1985 will be prosecuted over his involvement in one of Britain’s most notorious unsolved murders. Metropolitan Police sources disclosed that after reviewing the evidence against the man, two QCs agreed there is a realistic prospect of conviction – the hurdle which investigators must clear in order to win the backing of the Crown Prosecution Service. The CPS have an agenda and are riddled with 'diversity' consiousness of course, but they don't rule the country.
The Sunday Telegraph knows the identity of the man but has decided not to disclose further details for legal and police operational reasons. It will be the first time he has faced charges in connection with the crime.
Detectives are understood to have had their confidence buoyed by the conviction in January of Gary Dobson and David Norris for the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence. The officers believe that if such a long standing and legally complex case can be resolved then justice can also finally be secured for Pc Blakelock.
Pc Blakelock, 40, was attacked as he tried to protect firefighters who were tackling a supermarket blaze at the height of the riot on October 6, 1985. After stumbling, the father of three was surrounded by a mob screaming “Kill the pig”.
He was stabbed dozens of times and the machete-wielding killers then tried to decapitate him. A later trial heard the mob intended to parade the constable’s head on a pole to taunt other officers.
Winston Silcott, Mark Braithwaite and Engin Raghip were convicted in March 1987 of Pc Blakelock’s murder but all three convictions were quashed four and a half years later,
The centuries old double jeopardy law was discarded so that men acquitted of the murder of Stephen Lawrence could be re-tried as many times as it took to get the conviction that would satisfy the diversity circus that surrounds his mother. I want to see the new regulations used to get Winston Sillcott, Mark Braithwaite and Engin Raghip back inside, this time for a whole life sentence without parole. Then she may truly deserve to carry an Olympic flag for her 'devotion to justice'.
Get a new broom at the HOme Office and maybe we will see the killers of Charlene Downes behind bars, and find out what happened to Paige, the other little girl missing from Blackpool.