Who Killed Daniel Morgan?: A Brief Account of a 30-year Journey Through a Landscape of Intrigue and Conspiracy
Former Assistant Police Commissioner John Yates said of the most investigated murder in British criminal history:“It is one of the most, if not the most shameful episodes in Scotland Yard's history.”Daniel Morgan was axed to death in a South London pub car park in March 1987. It is believed by... show more
Former Assistant Police Commissioner John Yates said of the most investigated murder in British criminal history:“It is one of the most, if not the most shameful episodes in Scotland Yard's history.”Daniel Morgan was axed to death in a South London pub car park in March 1987. It is believed by many that the killing was ordered to silence Morgan because he was about to expose a web of corruption involving a nexus of crooked police officers and Fleet Street journalists. Despite their being five full-blown murder investigations and an estimated £100 million of taxpayers money expended on the case, no one has ever stood trial for the crime. Morgan’s family have received apologies from senior police officers who have admitted that corruption had been a “debilitating factor” in their early investigations.For thirty years the case has been shrouded in scandal and the stench of police corruption. It did, however, give the police their first glimpse into the murky world of phone hacking. It also provided a plethora of evidence against corrupt Met officers in the 80s and 90s. Indeed, the case plunges the depths of humanity only to scale the heights of our society, touching the lives of some of Britain’s most prominent public figures.The fallout from Daniel Morgan’s thirty-year-old murder is still being felt today. In 2013, Theresa May announced a public inquiry into his death and the influence of police corruption on the subsequent murder investigations. The results of this Independent Panel are still awaited by Morgan’s increasingly frustrated family, and by the world at large. The name Daniel Morgan stands beside that of Stephen Lawrence as a reminder of the corruption that blighted the Metropolitan Police Service at the latter end of the 20th century. It also remains a reminder that justice is a precious commodity and can never be taken for granted in a world of vested interests.
Format: Kindle Edition
Publish date: 2017-04-21
Publisher: Amber Publications
Pages no: 206
Edition language: English