Launch of ‘Nicky Jacobs is innocent’ campaign
The Monitoring Group &Tottenham Rights will be formally launching the Nicky Jacobs is INNOCENT campaign on
Sunday February 23rd at North London Community House, Tottenham N17 6PY, 2pm – 5pm.
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.
In November 1991 the convictions against the 3 adults were finally quashed after scientific evidence, ESDA tests, proved conclusively that Winston Silcott, who had been the main target of the police investigation, had been framed by the senior officers in charge of the investigation, Det Chief Sup Melvin and DCI Dingle.
Both of these bent officers were charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, Melvin was further charged with perjury. Both were later to be acquitted of these charges in the most bizarre and disgraceful court case to take place in a British court of law.
Since this time there have been a number of new investigations & reviews into Blakelock’s murder. The most recent investigation has been ongoing for 10 years. As a result several youths from Tottenham were held on bail for over 3 years whilst the police sought to find indisputable forensic evidence linking them to the PC’s murder. Failing that they have returned to their default position of seeking to find a scapegoat.
Today that person is Nicky Jacobs!
Over the last 10 years the Met has spent millions on an investigation that it should have shut down years ago. The investigation into the Broadwater Farm ‘riots’ was and is the most expensive and intensive investigation in the history of British policing. But this investigation has been tainted from the very beginning, culminating in the release of the Tottenham Three and the charging of the corrupt officers who led it!
The original investigation was described by the local community, The Gifford Inquiry and Amnesty International as a ‘vendetta’, a campaign of revenge, as opposed to a search for truth. Those who were the targets in that investigation believe that the vendetta continues today!
Please join us on
23rd February 2014 to hear the real story behind the headlines!
Speakers will include
- Floyd Jarrett
- Patricia Jarrett
- Suresh Grover
- Lee Jasper
- Stafford Scott
- Linton Kwesi Johnson
Special guests will be, Mark Braithwaite & Winston Silcott, 2 of the TOTTENHAM THREE, who will be speaking together for the first time since winning their appeals against their conviction for the murder of PC Blakelock in November 1991
You can download a PDF about the event here Nicky Jacobs leaflet (pdf)