Daniel Morgan's family fight for inquiry


originally by: Islington Tribune
29th July 2011

Revelations that a senior detective investigating the murder of a Finsbury man was placed under surveillance by the News of the World have boosted a family’s campaign for justice. Alastair Morgan, who lives in Clerkenwell, is demanding that Home Secretary Theresa May launch a full judicial inquiry into the savage murder of his brother Daniel in 1987. Daniel was found with an axe in the back of his head in a pub car park in south-east London.

The murder remains unsolved despite five separate police investigations spanning 24 years of torment for the family. Mr Morgan said: “Now we have new information coming to us all the time… We will not be deflected until this has been the subject of a full and thorough inquiry.”

It has emerged during the police inquiry into News of the World phone hacking that the tabloid was spying on the main detective investigating Daniel’s murder, Dave Cook.

Mr Cook’s name was found in the notebooks of Glenn Mulcaire. His fellow News of the World investigator, Jonathan Rees, was charged with conspiracy to murder Daniel in 2008.

But the case collapsed last March with Met Police admitting “corruption” in their ranks had led to crucial evidence going missing.

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