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Nicky Jacobs is innocent campaign launched in Tottenham

by Annette Mackin
Issue No. 2392

Over 100 people attended the launch of the Nicky Jacobs is Innocent campaign in Tottenham, north London on Sunday of last week.

Nicky is the seventh person to be arrested and charged with the murder of PC Blakelock who died during the 1985 Broadwater Farm riots. His trial is due to start at the Old Bailey on Monday of next week.

The public meeting was organised by Nicky’s friend and local activist Stafford Scott.

Speaking out in support of Nicky was Winston Silcott and Mark Braithwaite two of the Tottenham Three, who were framed for the murder of Blakelock in 1987.

Four years later, following a campaign for justice, the case against them collapsed at the court of appeal.

Winston urged people to get behind Nicky’s case. He said, “The reason why I never broke was because there was so many good people out there – many of them faceless people I’ve never met, but they was cheering for me. And they kept me strong.

“Nothing has changed since 1985. It’s crucial that people will go away and get other people involved to help Nicky Jacobs.”

A protest is set for the start of Nicky’s trial at the Old Bailey, 10.30am, Monday 3 March


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Tue 25 Feb 2014, 18:25 GMT
Issue No. 2392
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