News Summary

New Arrests

On Friday 4th August 2006 police officers investigating the murder of Daniel Morgan made two arrests in pursuance of the forensic investigative strategy. The two men were later released.

Further Meeting with MPA, 6th July 2006

A further meeting took place on Thursday 6th July with the MPA and the Metropolitan Police to discuss the further response asked for by the family to the report submitted to the MPA about the failed investigations into Daniel’s murder.

The family were disappointed that no further work had been completed on the report whilst further enquiries were being made in relation to the murder itself. The Metropolitan Police have refused to give details of what these enquiries are or speculate on the likely outcome. The Metropolitan Police refused to answer when questioned as to whether this related to the tidying of loose ends or was a new re-investigation.

The family have refused to comment further and will be seeking legal advice as to the next steps.

New Met Report received

On 13th April 2006 the Morgan family met representatives of the Metropolitan Police Authority to discuss the Commissioner’s new report.

Met’s Report rejected by MPA

The MPA’s rejection of the report was the lead feature throughout the day on all the BBC’s TV News bulletins in the London area on 3rd February.

MPA Report Delayed

The Commissioner’s report on the Daniel Morgan murder has been delayed by a month after police handed a draft report to their solicitors at the end of December. The Morgan family have been told that former CIB3 officer DAC John Yates will author the report.

‘I was told about certain legal sensitivities‘, says Alastair Morgan. ’It appears that the report will extend considerably beyond answering the few questions we put to the Met in our submission. We welcome this openness on the part of the Commissioner and look forward to reading his report at the end of this month‘.

Daniel Morgan murder compared with police torture in Pakistan

Link to The Pakistan Daily Times.

Private Eye

The satirical magazine ‘Private Eye’ covers Daniel’s murder and the failed investigations (Issue No. 1124 dated 21 January - 3 February 2005, Page 27)

Hazel Blears rejects request for Public Inquiry

Home Office refuses to grant a public inquiry Following Alastair Morgan’s 45 minute meeting with the Home Office Minister, Hazel Blears rejected his request for a public enquiry in what appears to be tacit acceptance of documentary evidence of police lying to both ministers and the Morgan family. The issue has now been taken to the next stage; legal action.

Dirty Cops and Bent Justice

Landmark book highlighting alleged police corruption “Untouchables: Dirty Cops, Bent Justice and Racism” by journalists Laurie Flynn and Michael Gillard is now available from bookshops and on-line suppliers. To publicly launch the 544 page volume the publisher and authors took a procession of vehicles to the Houses of Parliament on 29th October 2004 accompanied by television crews from BBC London and HTV (Wales).

The book contains a full four chapters on the murder of Daniel Morgan and in response the Metropolitan Police did not attempt to repudiate the content but merely issued these platitudes. The publisher is Cutting Edge and their Press Release may be read here.

Early Day Motion

Liberal Democrat MP Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnor) put forward an Early Day Motion on 13th September 2004 calling for a public inquiry into the axe murder of private investigator Daniel Morgan in London in 1987. 83 MPs had signed the motion by the time the parliamentary session ended two months later. It was succeeded in the 2004/5 session by EDM 156 and signed by 63 MPs.

Public Inquiry Requested

In February 2004, MPs Roger Williams and Chris Smith (Islington South & Finsbury) wrote to the Home Secretary together with Lord Livsey of Talgarth calling for a public inquiry. Their request was turned down in June this year by Minister for policing, Hazel Blears. The Morgan family were recently granted public funding in order to challenge this decision.

On 10th May 2013 Home Secretary Theresa May announced that she had set up the Daniel Morgan Independent Panel. (DMIP.)


Daniel’s murder was the subject of a television documentary broadcast by HTV in their ‘Wales This Week’ series on Monday 4th October2004. In London the murder was the subject of ‘The London Programme’ at 23:00 on 15th October 2004 and Sky News featured the story on 29th October 2004.

HTV (Wales) followed up their documentary with a news item on 3rd November 2004.

Channel 4 Broadcast a series of three programmes entitled Murder in the Car Park in June 2020.

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