Pc Blakelock murder - man quizzed in Suffolk

A 40-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested in Suffolk and questioned by police over the murder of Pc Keith Blakelock in 1985, it was revealed last night.

Lizzie Parry

A 40-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested in Suffolk and questioned by police over the murder of Pc Keith Blakelock in 1985, it was revealed last night.

The suspect was arrested on Friday and was questioned at Bury St Edmunds police station, Scotland Yard confirmed. The suspect, who would have been about 15 at the time of the murder during riots in Tottenham, north London, is believed to have been arrested in Suffolk and questioned for four days. The former Tottenham man, who is believed to now live in Suffolk, was released on police bail yesterday afternoon, until May.

Sources within the Metropolitan Police have hailed the arrest as “significant.” The arrest marks the 25th anniversary of Pc Blakelock's murder during the Broadwater Farm Riots on October 6, 1985. Pc Blakelock was hacked to death as he and his colleague Pc Richard Coombes tried to protect firefighters as the violence spiralled.


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