originally by: BBC News
published: 6 March 2014
Possible links between an allegedly corrupt police officer and the investigation into the murder of a Welsh private investigator have been highlighted by the home secretary. Theresa May told MPs the information was uncovered in the Ellison Report into the police investigation of the murder of Stephen Lawrence.
Daniel Morgan, 37, from Llanfrechfa, Torfaen, was found with an axe in his head in a London pub car park in 1987. His murder remains unsolved.
An independent judge-led panel of experts is reviewing the police handling of Mr Morgan’s murder. It is examining claims police corruption prevented a conviction, despite five investigations.
Mr Morgan’s family believe he was on the verge of exposing police corruption when he was murdered. They have campaigned for whoever killed him to be brought to justice.
Mr Morgan’s case came up in the House of Commons as Mrs May announced a judge-led public inquiry into the work of undercover policy prompted by a review of the case of Stephen Lawrence.