Press Release: BBC Crimewatch appeals for witness : 26th November 2006
The case reported below will be the subject of a BBC Crimewatch’ appeal
at 9 p.m. Monday 27th November
THE CASE THAT SHAMED THE MET - NATIONAL APPEAL FOR MISSING WITNESS
The Guardian 21st November 2006
The mother of a private investigator found brutally axed to death in the car park of a south London pub has appealed for a missing woman witness to come forward.
The murder of Daniel Morgan is currently the subject of a fifth investigation by the Metropolitan Police.
It is really important that we speak to this woman again as new information that has come to light is relevant to the information she gave us in 1987, said Detective Chief Superintendent David Cook.
The missing woman witness made contact with police after a BBC Crimewatch appeal in 1987. Giving only her first name, she met with a female police officer at East Croydon railway station in June of that year and gave police information about criminal activities which may have been behind the murder. The woman was white and wore a white jacket to the meeting.
I can quite understand that she would have been frightened says Daniel’s mother, Isobel Hulsmann, “But I can give her my personal assurance of the integrity of the squad now investigating my sons murder”.
At an inquest in 1988, it was alleged that police officers were involved in the murder. Daniels family believe he was murdered because he was about to expose serious police corruption. During the course of the latest investigation, a number of witnesses have come forward and are under police protection. Police are also examining DNA found on Daniels clothing.
If you are the woman police are trying to trace, contact the investigation team in confidence through Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 and ask to be put in contact with the detectives dealing with the Daniel Morgan murder case.