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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.

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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

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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New inquiry into private investigator's murder

A new inquiry into the murder of private investigator Daniel Morgan has been announced by the Home Office.

The Daniel Morgan Independent Panel will be chaired by Sir Stanley Burnton, a retired Lord Justice of the Court of Appeal.

Mr Morgan was found with an axe in his head in south London pub car park in 1987.

Its remit will be to shine a light on the circumstances of Mr Morgan’s murder, its background and the handling of the case over the period since 1987.

Independent panel to investigate Daniel Morgan murder

Daniel Morgan
Daniel Morgan who was killed in 1987 Credit: family picture

The Home Office is expected to announce the appointment of an independent panel to investigate the circumstances surrounding the murder of Daniel Morgan in 1987. The private investigator from Monmouthshire was found dead in the car park of the Golden Lion pub in south London.

In the intervening 26 years there have been five separate police investigations but no one has been successfully prosecuted or convicted of the murder.

The case came to light once again last year during the Leveson inquiry into press standards. A former police officer, Jacqui Hames, told the inquiry that she believed people at the News of the World were involved in an attempt to 'derail' the murder investigation.

Possible review of Welsh detective axe murder case

Daniel Morgan was found axed to death in car park of a London pub in 1987.

The Home Office says it's in discussions with the family of Daniel Morgan following reports that there is to be an independent review of the murder which could trigger a new inquiry.

The private detective, who was from the Cwmbran area, was killed with an axe outside a pub in Sydenham in 1987.

His family claim he was very close to revealing police corruption.

An estimated £50m has been spent on inquiries and investigations since then and his family continue to fight for the truth about why he died.

Despite five police investigations, nobody has ever been found guilty of the murder.

The Home Office says it hopes to make an announcement shortly.

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