Two men arrestsed over policeman murder

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murdering PC Keith Blakelock 25 years ago, police revealed yesterday.

The pair, 52 and 46, were detained on Friday over the notorious killing during riots on the Broadwater Farm estate in North London.

They were arrested and questioned for several hours before being released on bail until September.

It follows the “significant” arrest of a 40-year-old man four months ago.

Pc Blakelock, 40, was hacked to death in October 1985 by a machete-wielding mob as he helped firefighters put out a blazing shop.

Rioting broke out following the death of a black woman, Cynthia Jarrett, during a police search of her house.

Three men were later convicted of the PC’s murder but later cleared on appeal amid claims police had fabricated crucial evidence. A Scotland Yard spokeswoman said: “The investigation is ongoing.”

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