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Keith Blakelock

Person  Male  Born 28/6/1945  Died 6/10/1985

Categories: Armed Forces

Beaten and stabbed to death by a mob during large scale rioting. Posthumously awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal.

From an article in the Guardian:
Constables Blakelock and Coombes were attacked by a mob during riots on Broadwater Farm estate {Tottenham} on October 6 1985. The violence was sparked by the death of Cynthia Jarrett, 49, who suffered heart failure during a police raid on her home.  PC Blakelock died at the scene while PC Coombes was so severely wounded he never resumed active duty.  Winston Silcott was convicted of the murder in 1987 but cleared on appeal four years later.

We learn from The Londoneer that, in October 2011, the Bruce Castle museum has a display dedicated to the Broadwater Farm riots.

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