Justice for all

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Following the acquittal of Nicky Jacobs over the murder of PC Keith Blakelock (your report, 10 April), Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley vowed: “We will not give up on bringing Keith’s killers to justice.” What a 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 in 1979 and died the next day.

While the Met has long 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 it doesn’t consider its officers to be above the law.

John Hein

Montgomery Street

Edinburgh