Johnson’s deputy urges Home Secretary to call inquiry into murder of private eye


originally by: WalesOnline
published: 11th September 2011

The chairman of London’s Metropolitan Police Authority has written a second letter to the Home Secretary calling for a judicial inquiry into the murder of Welsh private detective Daniel Morgan, Wales on Sunday can reveal.

No one has ever been convicted of killing Mr Morgan, from Cwmbran, who was found with an axe in his face in a south London pub car park in 1987. Five people were arrested in 2008, but two, including a former detective accused of perverting the course of justice, were discharged after a string of supergrasses were discredited.

The Crown Prosecution Service has since dropped the case against the other three. Kit Malthouse, also London’s deputy mayor, is keen for an investigation to unravel a web of police corruption that led to the failure of five Scotland Yard probes into the killing.

In his letter, he told Theresa May: “I wanted to write once more to say that the MPA’s unanimous support for a full inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the death of Mr Daniel Morgan, the investigations that followed and the collapse of the trial on March 11, 2011, still stands.”

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