The brutal murder of PC Keith Blakelock on 6th October 1985 during the riots at the Broadwater Farm Estate has never been far from my mind. As a twelve year old lad with a dad in the job and fervent interest in the police, I vividly remember the graphic accounts of what happened that night.
There was a fresh appeal for witnesses to on Crimewatch last night and some very moving accounts from PC Blakelock’s brave widow and sons.
PC Blakelock is briefly mentioned in my book as his name was daubed on a wall in Bradford when I was part of a serial of officers dealing with the riots there ten years after his tragic murder.
I would like to publicly support the investigating officers and I truly hope that the animals that did what they did are finally brought to justice.
I hope that the Royal Courts of Conscience have punished each and every one of the scumbags over the past 25 years and I hope that the Courts of Justice will be able to finish the job off.
RIP PC Keith Blakelock.