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 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.
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.
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.
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