Silcott loses legal battle

Winston Silcott, whose conviction for murdering PC Keith Blakelock during the Broadwater Farm riot in London in 1985 was quashed, yesterday lost his legal battle to sue the two police officers who investigated the case.

Silcott, 35, has already received pounds 20,000 compensation for wrongful conviction and wanted pounds 200,000 more, alleging that the police fabricated interview evidence against him. The Appeal Court upheld a High Court ruling that the two officers could not be sued. Silcott is at present in jail for another murder. Will Bennett