Daniel Morgan inquiry calls after police corruption link

An expert has called for a full public inquiry, after possible links are revealed between an allegedly corrupt police officer in the investigations into the murder of Stephen Lawrence, and the murder of Welsh private investigator Daniel Morgan.

Family 'disturbed' by revelations in Daniel Morgan case

The grieving relatives of a Welsh private detective murdered in London nearly 30 years ago say they are "worried and disturbed" by new developments in the case.

The Home Secretary Theresa May yesterday revealed possible links between an allegedly corrupt police officer in the Stephen Lawrence inquiry and the investigation into the murder of Daniel Morgan from Cwmbran.

Tonight, one of Wales leading experts on policing has called for a Royal Commission to investigate the growing number of controversial cases.

Expert: Major public inquiry needed into police conduct

An expert has called for a Royal Commission to look into police misconduct.

Martin Innes, Professor of Police Science at Cardiff University, told ITV News that a single major public inquiry is needed, due to to a number of continuing investigations into policing.

He was speaking after the Home Secretary Theresa May revealed possible links between an allegedly corrupt police officer involved in the investigation into the murder of teenager Stephen Lawrence, and the investigation into the murder of a Welsh private investigator.

Daniel Morgan was found dead in the car park of a London pub in 1987.

Prof Innes told our Correspondent Rob Osborne: "There must be a tipping point where you decide that we can't sustain this drip-drip-drip of corrosive allegations of misconduct."

"If these allegations do start to stack up, you will need a Royal Commission on the police, to address these issues, diagnose what the causes are, and put in place some sort of remedies to stop the problem happening again."

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Daniel Morgan's brother calls for new investigation

The brother of a private investigator from Cwmbran who was murdered nearly 30 years ago has told ITV News that there should now be a full investigation into his death.

Daniel Morgan's brother, Alastair, made the call following a review into the Stephen Lawrence murder investigation, which found possible links to an allegedly corrupt police officer involved in both cases.

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Daniel Morgan was found dead in the car park of a London pub in 1987.

Last year, Home Secretary Theresa May announced that a retired judge would lead a panel to look at any police involvement in his murder and the possible role played by corruption in protecting those who killed him.

Watch: Daniel Morgan's family welcomes new inquiry into his murder