May 19 2013 Latest news:
By STEPHEN MOORE
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Haringey Borough Commander Dave Grant has admitted he is troubled by the conflicts between morality and practicality in investigating his colleague’s historic murder.
Police have made several arrests this year while investigating the brutal killing of PC Keith Blakelock during the Broadwater Farm riots in Tottenham in 1985.
The PC, who served alongside Chief Superintendent Grant at the start of his career in Muswell Hill, was hacked to death while trying to protect firemen during the riots.
So far no-one has been charged with his murder.
The Borough Commander told the Journal: “It’s very difficult. Morally you can never let people get away with crime. On the other side of it there’s something about the fact that… It’s one of those things where you are thinking, ‘Will it ever stop?’ How would you ever get a conviction after 25 years?
“There’s part of you that says, ‘It would be nice to know who did it, and to make sure that justice is properly served’; not just Keith, but all the other families and friends. People shouldn’t be able to get away with crimes.”