File includes correspondence with member of the public; personal statement; press clippings re the quashed convictions of the ‘Tottenham Three’; and press release issued by the Haringey Racial Equality Council (supporting the appeal by the Metropolitan Police to renew investigations into the death of PC Keith Blakelock).
Note that this file contains language that is by its nature offensive to black and other minority ethnic groups. Mainly consists of public letters responding to the quashed convictions and acquittal of the ‘Tottenham Three’. Includes predominantly negative feedback addressed to Bernie Grant (in the form of hate mail / racist letters) as well as some of the positive letters of response received.
Consists of press cuttings produced in the aftermath of the quashed convictions and acquittal of the ‘Tottenham Three’. Includes press interview with Mary Silcott, mother of Winston Silcott [one of the ‘Tottenham Three’].
First letter issued by Bernie Grant to MP’s enlisting support to review the cases of the ‘Tottenham Three’ as part of the Broadwater Farm Defence Campaign. Letters within file are organised into the following categories: MP’s in support of renewed investigations (and accordingly sorted by political persuasion eg Labour Party versus other parties), those against, and those who are non-committal (all parties).
Second letter issued by Bernie Grant to MP’s enlisting support to review the cases of the ‘Tottenham Three’. Includes handwritten letter from Winston Silcott (one of the Tottenham Three’). Letter includes appeal for support from MP’s re the early day motion tabled on 8 Jun 1990.
File includes a letter from Sharon Raghip enlisting support from Members of Parliament re her husband’s (Engin Raghip) case [one of the ‘Tottenham Three’ accused of the murder of PC Keith Blakelock during the Broadwater Farm Tottenham disturbance of 1985]. File mainly consists of copies of letters of response [both positive and non-committal] from MP’s to Sharon Raghip re Engin Raghip’s case. Note that this file was created in the context of Bernie Grant’s Broadwater Farm Defence campaign for the ‘Tottenham Three’ which lobbied to re-open and renew investigations into the death of PC Keith Blakelock.