Press Release: MPA Chairman to act on Daniel Morgan murder : 25th October 2005

Metropolitan Police Authority chairman Len Duvall is to propose to that the Authority require Met Commissioner Sir Ian Blair to produce a report on the murder of private investigator Daniel Morgan in 1987. The move will be proposed at the monthly meeting of the MPA on Thursday 27th October.

The report to the MPA states:

There are a number of unanswered questions that must continue to cast doubt on the integrity of the police service.

Four police inquiries, the latest ending in 2003, have failed to resolve allegations of Met police involvement in the murder. The family say all of the available evidence points to police involvement in the murder and cover up and that serious irregularities took place in several of the police inquiries.

“We believe a major motive behind Daniel’s murder was to prevent him blowing the whistle on police corruption in south-east London. We can only guess how far up the food-chain this corruption extended”, said Daniel Morgan’s brother Alastair today.

While awaiting this move, the family have put on hold a legal challenge to the Home Office, who last year refused to order a public inquiry into the murder.

“We’re pleased that someone in authority has grasped the implications of what we’ve been saying for so long”, said Daniel Morgan's mother Isobel. “It’s most definitely not in the public interest to leave questions like this unresolved.”

Last year, 83 MPs supported an Early Day Motion in parliament calling for a public inquiry into the case.

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