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MP calls for Judicial Review into Met’s handling of Daniel Morgan murder in 1987

An Early Day Motion calling for a full judicial inquiry into the Metropolitan Police Service’s handling of the murder of private investigator Daniel Morgan in 1987 has been tabled.

Mr. Morgan, originally from Monmouthshire, was killed with an axe in a London pub car park over 24 years ago.

Despite five police investigations, costing millions of pounds, no-one has ever been convicted of his murder.

His family has been calling for a judicial review into the handling of the investigation into his murder after the latest trial collapsed in March this year.

Early Day Motion 2447: Death of Daniel Morgan, tabled my Roger Williams MP:

“That this House recognises the urgent need for a full judicial inquiry into the Metropolitan Police Service’s handling of the murder of private investigator Daniel Morgan in 1987; notes the failure of five police investigations to bring anyone to trial for the murder, the still unresolved allegations of Metropolitan Police involvement in the murder, the police corruption recently acknowledged by the Metropolitan Police in relation to the first investigation into the murder and recognised by Acting Commissioner Tim Godwin as being a debilitating factor in solving the crime and the repeated failure of the Metropolitan Police to confront the role played by this corruption in protecting those responsible for the murder from being brought to justice; and further notes the long-standing and much publicised relationship of two of the suspects with the News of the World (NotW), the interference by NotW journalists with the fourth investigation into the murder and allegations, never fully investigated by the Metropolitan Police Service,that Daniel Morgan approached a senior NotW journalist with allegations of serious police corruption shortly before he was murdered.”

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