Getting away with murder

Dear Editor

Following the acquittal of Nicky Jacobs over the murder of PC Keith Blakelock, Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley vowed, ‘We will not give up on bringing Keith’s killers to justice’.

What a stark contrast to the death of Blair Peach, the New Zealand-born anti-racism campaigner who was knocked unconscious during a demonstration against the National Front in Southall on 23 April 1979 and died the next day. 

Whilst the Met has long ago abandoned any attempt to bring to justice the member of their Special Patrol Group responsible for striking Mr Peach, re-opening the investigation and examining ‘changing allegiances between suspects’ could well lead to a trial and finally let the Met prove that they don't consider their officers to be above the law.

John Hein

(Montgomery Street)