Exhibition highlights campaign for murder inquiry

originally by: Islington Tribune
published: 17 August 2012

A man who has spent 25 years trying to bring his brother’s killers to justice has accused Home Secretary Theresa May of deliberately kicking his case into the long grass.

Alastair Morgan, who lives in Clerkenwell, wrote to Ms May a year ago asking for a public inquiry into the failure by police to solve his brother Daniel’s murder, but has still not had a reply.

His case is now being supported by the human rights campaign group Liberty and an exhibition about the case is due to open at a gallery near Upper Street next week.

“A whole year has gone by,” said Alastair. “It’s coming up to the point where we can say she is acting unreasonably in not replying. But she has written to my mother’s MP and offered a new police inquiry led by a QC, without consulting us. We don’t deal with backdoor letters to MPs.”

Private detective Daniel was found in the car park of a south London pub in 1987 with an axe buried in his head.

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