Murdered Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane’s widow Geraldine has been granted permission to take a case to the London Supreme Court seeking a full public inquiry into the 1989 killing.
Her Belfast solicitors, Madden and Finucane said on Wednesday evening that a committee of Supreme Court Justices granted Ms Finucane permission to appeal against the decision of the Court of Appeal that former British prime minister David Cameron was justified in reneging on a commitment given to the Finucane family, and to the Irish Government, that it would hold a public inquiry into the circumstances of Mr Finucane’s murder.
Scotland Yard may be forced to payout millions of pounds to former suspects following a botched investigation after a man was killed with an axe in south-east London, it has emerged.
Private detective Daniel Morgan was found with the weapon lodged in his head in the car park of a pub, in Sydenham, in 1987 after meeting his business partner Jonathan Rees for a drink.
The 30-year-old case has been plagued by a series of failed inquiries which have reportedly already cost the tax payer over £50 million. In April 2008 a group of men, including Mr Rees, were arrested over Mr Morgan’s murder.