Thursday, May 6, 2021
Latest News from Cambridge and England


Man who tried to murder police officer says he should be let out of jail – now

A man who tried to kill a police officer in Cambridge by stabbing him multiple times says he should ..

By admin , in Cambridge , at February 16, 2018

A man who tried to kill a police officer in Cambridge by stabbing him multiple times says he should be let out of prison – straight away.

Blake Blake-Tracy, formerly known as Robert Blake, is serving a 22-year sentence for the attempted murder of a police dog handler in Histon Road in an attack in 2004.

Blake-Tracy was locked up in February 2006 after jurors convicted him of trying to murder PC John Griffiths.

He is now fighting to win his freedom at London's High Court.

PC Griffiths was stabbed in the attack

PC Griffiths suffered multiple stab wounds when he was attacked by Blake-Tracy and an accomplice.

The officer was stabbed in his head, neck, chest and back.

Blake-Tracy, 51, is currently serving his time in Whitemoor Prison and has been earmarked for automatic release in October 2019.

PC Griffiths was stabbed multiple times in the attack

But he is now arguing in court that his release date has been miscalculated – and that he should get out straight away.

Blake-Tracy appeared at the High Court via video link from prison today for the hearing of his case against the Ministry of Justice.

PC Griffiths was attacked in Histon Road

But Judge Richard Clayton QC adjourned his case after Blake-Tracy complained that his representative had been denied access to him in prison.

“The prison refused to let him in with his paperwork, I’ve got nothing here apart from my pen”, he told the judge.

No date was given for the case to return to the High Court.

You can keep up to date with all the latest news in and around Cambridge by downloading our free app.

It is available for the iPhone and iPad from Apple's App Store , or the Android version can be downloaded from Google Play .

Comments


Leave a Reply


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *