CPS defends decision to prosecute Nicky Jacobs over Blakelock murder

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THE Crown Prosecution Service today insisted “it was right” to bring a case against Nicky Jacobs for the murder of Pc Keith Blakelock

After a jury spent just six hours to find Jacobs not guilty, supporters of the 45-year-old defendant questioned the decision to go ahead with what they described as a “farcical” trial.

Jacobs, 45, is the seventh person to be charged over the murder in 1985. Three youths previously had their cases dropped and three men were freed on appeal.


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