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New chair to lead Daniel Morgan corruption inquiry

The Home Secretary has announced a new chairperson to lead the independent panel investigating police corruption in the Daniel Morgan murder case.

Baroness (Nuala) O’Loan DBE MRIA will lead the ongoing review, which is also looking at how Mr Morgan’s family were treated by the police and criminal justice system.

Daniel Morgan was found dead in a car park of a South London pub

"Serious allegations of police corruption have surrounded the investigations into the murder of Daniel Morgan" said Home Secretary Theresa May.

"I have previously said that the Independent Panel should leave no stone unturned in pursuing the truth"

“Baroness O’Loan has a wealth of experience in dealing with serious and sensitive cases of alleged police misconduct and corruption."

Mr Morgan, a private investigator originally from Cwmbran, was found dead in the car park of a London pub in 1987

More: Family of Daniel Morgan paid £50k over police 'failings'

GLA: 'Clear corruption and negligence at Met Police'

The Greater London Authority, in making a payment of £50,000 to the family of Daniel Morgan, said: "it is beyond reasonable argument that sections of the Metropolitan Police Service failed to act properly in this matter, through corruption and negligence."

it is beyond reasonable argument that sections of the Metropolitan Police Service failed to act properly in this matter, through corruption and negligence."

Despite a series of investigations over the private detective's murder, in 1987, nobody has been brought to justice.

His family have claimed that he was close to revealing police corruption when he was killed.

The Greater London Authority said the payment to Daniel Morgan's family was 'exceptional.' Credit: Greater London Authority

Last May, Home Secretary Theresa May launched an independent inquiry to look at any police involvement in the murder and the possible role played by corruption in protecting those who killed him.

Read More: New inquiry into murder of Welsh private investigator

In its request to the mayor to approve this payment, the Greater London Authority said: "Irrespective of the outcome of the Panel’s inquiry, it is beyond reasonable argument that sections of the Metropolitan Police Service failed to act properly in this matter, through corruption and negligence."

It also said: "This payment is exceptional and recognises the efforts of the family, the particular nature of their campaign, the length of time over which they are campaigning, and the very real public benefit of maintaining this case in the public eye."

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Daniel Morgan's family paid £50k over police 'failings'

The family of murdered Welsh private investigator Daniel Morgan will receive £50,000 for "bringing to light the failings of the Metropolitan Police."

Daniel Morgan, from Cwmbran, was found dead in a London car park in 1987.

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, approved a request from the Greater London Authority to provide "financial recognition" to his family, for the "general social benefit" their campaigning has brought - and "the detriment which they have suffered in pursuing this matter."

Met chief 'hopes' for justice in Daniel Morgan case

Britain's most senior policeman says he is hoping to bring a prosecution in the case of the murdered private investigator Daniel Morgan.

Mr Morgan from Cwmbran was murdered nearly 30 years. he was found in a London car park with an axe in his head.

Giving evidence to MPs at the Home Affairs Select Committee Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, Metropolitan Police commissioner said he hoped to find a way to bring justice to those involved in Mr Morgan's death.

The announcement follows criticism that vital documents from an earlier inquiry were shredded.

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.

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."

Read More: Undercover police probe after Lawrence corruption inquiry

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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.

Read More: Undercover police probe after Lawrence corruption inquiry

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

Daniel Morgan's family welcomes new inquiry into his murder

The family of a Welsh private investigator whose murder has never been solved has welcomed the decision to launch an independent inquiry.

Daniel Morgan, from Cwmbran, was found killed in the carpark of a London pub in 1987. A number of investigations have failed to find who was

Home Secretary Theresa May today said a retired judge would lead a panel to look at any police involvment in the murder and the possible role played by corruption in protecting those who killed him.

Carl Edwards reports.

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Theresa May on new Daniel Morgan inquiry

The Metropolitan Police have indicated that there is no likelihood of any successful prosecutions being brought in the foreseeable future. They have also admitted that police corruption was a “debilitating factor” in the original investigation.

This has led to calls for an inquiry from Mr Morgan’s family, who have waged a long campaign for those responsible for his murder to be brought to justice. I have met with the family and, after further serious consideration with them and their representatives, I am today announcing the creation of the Daniel Morgan Independent Panel.

Importantly, the Panel’s work will put Mr Morgan’s family at the centre of the process and the approach to this issue has the support of the MPS Commissioner and the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

– Home Secretary Theresa May
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Questions for the Daniel Morgan Independent Panel

A new inquiry into the murder of private investigator Daniel Morgan will seek to address the questions arising, including those relating to:

  • Police involvement in the murder
  • The role played by police corruption in protecting those responsible for the murder from being brought to justice and the failure to confront that corruption.
  • The incidence of connections between private investigators, police officers and journalists at the News of the World and other parts of the media and alleged corruption involved in the linkages between them.
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