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Murder Inquiries

Four police inquiries into murder

On 10th March 1987, private investigator Daniel Morgan was brutally axed to death in the car park of a pub in Sydenham, south east London. During the first Met inquiry, three serving detectives were arrested on suspicion of involvement for the killing. One of these was actually a member of the squad investigating the murder. The two other officers later won damages as a result of their arrest.

At an inquest in April 1988, a bookkeeper employed by Daniel’s company Southern Investigations alleged that Daniel’s partner, Jonathan Rees, and Detective Sergeant Sid Fillery - a member of the murder squad – had planned the contract murder. Bookkeeper Kevin Lennon also alleged that Fillery planned early retirement and would step into Daniel’s shoes at Southern Investigations. By the time of the inquest, Fillery had already left the Police force and was working together with Rees. The inquest also heard allegations from other witnesses that Fillery had tampered with evidence and attempted to interfere with witnesses during the inquiry. Lennon made his statement seven months before the inquest. In the weeks before his murder Daniel Morgan had repeatedly expressed concerns over corrupt police officers in south London.

A complaint from the horrified family initiated an outside inquiry by Hampshire police in July 1988. Its terms of reference were to investigate “all aspects of police involvement arising from the death of Daniel Morgan”. Unknown to Daniel’s family, the remit of this inquiry was secretly changed at a high level meeting at Scotland Yard in December 1988. Hampshire police later charged Jonathan Rees and another civilian with the murder, but the case was dropped before trial. Hampshire later reported to the Police Complaints Authority that there was “no evidence whatsoever of police involvement in the murder”.

Shocked by this conclusion, the family began lobbying MPs Chris Smith (Islington South & Finsbury) and Richard Livesey (Brecon & Radnor). The family and their MPs held a series of meetings with senior Scotland Yard officers culminated in a meeting with Met Commissioner Sir Paul Condon in November 1997. Condon promised to review the case.

Late in 1998 and without the knowledge of the Morgan family, Deputy Assistant Commissioner Roy Clark head of Scotland Yard’s ‘ghost squad’ began a covert inquiry into the murder. This involved the bugging of Southern Investigations’ offices in Thornton Heath. Only in July 1999 did the family learn of the inquiry through an article leaked by police to the Daily Telegraph. In December 2000, Jonathan Rees, Simon Jones and detective constable Austin Warnes were convicted of conspiring to plant cocaine on a woman in order to discredit her in a child custody battle. No one was charged with the murder of Daniel Morgan.

Troubled by the secrecy of this inquiry, the Morgan family demanded disclosure of the 1989 report from Hampshire police. DAC Roy Clark agreed to this, but the family rejected his draconian terms. First he requested that the family indemnify Hampshire police against civil action before reading the report. When this was rejected, he offered to read the 83 page report to the family but would allow them to take no notes or record. The family began litigation to force disclosure. In 2002 the Met began a fourth inquiry into the murder of Daniel Morgan and in September 2003 the Crown Prosecution Service decided there was insufficient evidence to prosecute.

 


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I have been both fascinated and deeply disturbed by this case for some years now. This is a must for this site and for those of us who care about exposing police corruption.
 
Here is the latest on the case.
 

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what makes me cringe is the fella who he was partners with an ex copper who funny enough popped up as a co defendent in dave courtneys trial!!!!!


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Yet another scandal that has never truly been exposed!


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what makes me cringe is the fella who he was partners with an ex copper who funny enough popped up as a co defendent in dave courtneys trial!!!!!


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17th June 2007

Metropolitan police have submitted a file to the Crown Prosecution Service after a fifth investigation into the murder of Daniel Morgan, a London private investigator axed to death in 1987.The inquiry has been led by Det Ch Supt David Cook.

The Morgan family have always believed that Daniel was murdered because he was about to expose police corruption and have fought a long and often bitter battle to bring his killers to justice.

An inquest in 1988 heard allegations that Daniel Morgan’s partner, Jonathan Rees, had planned the murder with the assistance of officers from Catford police station and that Daniel’s place in his company would be taken over after the murder by a member of the murder squad, Detective Sergeant Sidney Fillery. Fillery later took early retirement and took over Daniel Morgan’s place in the company.

The file presented to the CPS amounts to around 300 pages and represents the product of five investigations, some of them highly contentious. Daniel Morgan’s murder is one of the most-investigated murders in British policing history.

“It has been a long and sometimes hellish struggle for us to get to this point” said Daniel’s brother Alastair today. “We will now have to wait several months for the Crown Prosecution to decide whether and against whom charges will be brought. We want the whole truth to come out so that we can move on with our lives”.

The family have been told that the submission of the file to the CPS will not be the end of the investigation and that offices will continue to seek evidence to support the prosecution of all those involved in the murder.

“In the past, the Met’s treatment of my family has been shabby and downright provocative. In 1998-99, an inquiry was carried out behind our backs after we’d been campaigning for over a decade. The Met then forced us into a high court battle to obtain disclosure in 2003 of a report by Hampshire police on the murder”.

“Throughout our twenty-year battle, the Home Office has been an utter waste of space. We tried everything in our power to warn them about serious police corruption and were ignored year after year. It took seventeen and a half years before we were granted a meeting with a minister, Hazel Blears. We found them uniformly remote, gullible and ill-informed. I do not believe anyone in that department has ever read a report on Daniel’s murder”.

Since the intervention of the Metropolitan Police Authority in 2005, the family say that the climate has changed radically and that they finally have confidence in the integrity of the current investigation. Until this point every single institution designed to protect against police malpractice has failed us.


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Wednesday, 23 April 2008

                                        Three on detective murder charges                                

                       
                                                                                                                               
                       
                                Daniel Morgan (picture: Justice for Daniel website)                                
Daniel Morgan, who died in March 1987, was a father-of-two
                       
                       

                               

Three men have been charged with the murder of a private investigator who was found with an axe in his head in a London pub car park 21 years ago.

Daniel Morgan, 37, from Monmouthshire, was found dead in Sydenham in 1987.

The men charged are builder James Cook, 53, from Tadworth, Surrey, and Garry Vian, 47, of no fixed address and William John Rees, 53.

Ex-Metropolitan Police detective Sidney Fillery, 61, has been charged with perverting the course of justice.

Another man was still being questioned.

A sixth man, a serving Pc arrested on suspicion of misconduct in a public office, was released on bail yesterday.

Mr Morgan, who was originally from the village of Llanfrechfa, jointly ran a security firm called Southern Investigations which employed off-duty police officers.

His body was found at the Golden Lion pub in Sydenham on 10 March, 1987.

'Crucial witnesses'

Mr Morgan's mother Isobel Hulsmann, from Hay-on-Wye, Powys, and his brother Alastair, from London, have campaigned for justice ever since.

The Metropolitan Police say they believe Mr Morgan was killed because he was about to expose a drugs conspiracy linked to police corruption.

There have been five police investigations, but no-one has been convicted of his murder.

In a statement, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said the case was last reviewed in 2003 but at that time it was not possible to advise prosecution.

It said a file from the most recent investigation was received in June 2007 and reviewed by the service's special casework team.

Reviewing lawyer Stuart Sampson said: "There has been a great deal of speculation in relation to this killing but it is only recently that crucial witnesses have come forward to assist a prosecution.

"The CPS and police have been working together in order to ensure that there is a case which can be put before a jury with a realistic prospect of conviction."


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This should be an interesting case to follow now some of the smoke has cleared away

Daniel Morgan: A shameful case, but this time the family won't be ignored

 

 

The announcement of an inquiry into the murder of Daniel Morgan vindicates those who made dark allegations against the powerful

 
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The Home Secretary's announcement of an independent panel to review the murder of Daniel Morgan is a victory for his family. And about time too. From the moment that Daniel was murdered they knew something was very wrong with the police approach. For many years they were lied to, fobbed off, patronised and dismissed as crackpots by the very people who should have been helping them – the police. The result? A family have been denied justice and guilty men today are walking free. It is one of the most, if not the most shameful episodes in Scotland Yard's history. Hard lessons need to be learnt.

Let's examine the facts: Daniel was murdered in the car park of the Golden Lion public house in Sydenham, south London on 10 March 1987. An axe was embedded in his head. Daniel had been a partner in a private investigation agency called Southern Investigations. As was the practice in those days, the initial police response was led by the local crime squad. At its head was one Detective Sergeant Sid Fillery, an officer long suspected of serious corruption. Soon after the murder, DS Fillery "interviewed" Jonathan Rees, Daniel's partner in Southern Investigations, about his movements on the night in question and his knowledge of what happened.

It is no exaggeration to say that the investigation was fatally undermined from this point. The family knew this but were ignored. Because what DS Fillery chose not to tell his senior officers was that he had been moonlighting and working for Southern Investigations at the time. Soon after the murder he retired from the police on medical grounds and joined Mr Rees as his partner. Both men, along with others, have been arrested and charged in connection with the murder – in Mr Rees's case, twice – but on each and every occasion they have been acquitted. The theory that Daniel was about to expose serious corruption and drug-dealing between police and private investigators, and was murdered because of it, is a theory that in all likelihood will never be tested before a jury.

There have been five police inquiries into the murder and, to date, nobody has been brought to justice. I had overall responsibility for the case from 2006 until the collapse of the last trial at the Old Bailey in March 2011 and know, better than most, that this is likely to remain the case. The judge said at the time that it was one of the most complex cases ever to come before the courts in this country and he was right. He also said that the police had "ample grounds to justify the arrest and prosecution of the defendants".

More than 750,000 documents were assembled, mostly not computerised – not only material gathered in the direct police investigations into the murder, but alsoduring scores of other cases involving serious crime where either the defendants or potential crown witnesses had been involved. The criminal justice system simply could not cope. The people who knew what had happened – criminal supergrasses – were so tainted that the Crown was never in a position to present them as credible witnesses. The archiving of relevant paperwork of old cases by Scotland Yard was also managed in such an appallingly chaotic way that the Director of Public Prosecutions was forced to conclude that he could not guarantee that the defence had access to all the relevant material. There has never been a better illustration of the old adage that it is better 99 guilty men go free than one innocent person go to prison.

Sir Stanley Burnton's appointment to lead an independent panel to examine the case is a tacit acknowledgment that all criminal justice routes to resolve this case have been exhausted. Unencumbered by the demands of the court processes, he is likely to identify the key issues very quickly. With notable exceptions, he will not make the mistake of successive police investigations and several generations of politicians and ignore the family. Daniel's brother Alastair, his mother Isobel and his sister Jane are remarkable people. Articulate, educated and probably, until Daniel's murder, natural supporters of the police, they have been treated quite disgracefully. It's not the court they would have chosen but they deserve their day and I expect their collective testimony to be explosive.

Sir Stanley will also forensically examine the role of the police. This will not be comfortable. In fairness to Scotland Yard, there was a clear acknowledgment by the mid-Nineties that police corruption was, if not at the heart of the case, a contributing factor. Determined and creative efforts were made to obtain the evidence needed to put people before the courts. The trouble was that they never acknowledged this to the family. The word "groupthink" gained currency during the Leveson inquiry – the slavish following of one decision without proper review or reflection. Successive Met hierarchies were guilty of this in this case. They continued to treat the family as the enemy – part of the problem rather than the potential solution. The result was the further alienation of a family that already thought the police were guilty of an appalling cover-up.

The panel will also pay particular attention to the role played by Detective Chief Superintendent Dave Cook. He led the case from 2002 and did more than anyone to bring the right people to justice. A feisty and outspoken individual, he was also an extremely able and committed detective. Most importantly, he won the trust and respect of the family. Disturbingly, he provides an astonishing link between Southern Investigations, the News of the World and phone-hacking when, in July 2011, it was revealed that the paper had used the detective agency to tail Det Ch Supt Cook and his wife at the height of his involvement in leading the murder investigation.

Daniel Morgan's murder provides a field day for conspiracy theorists. Most conspiracies are more cock-up than conspiracy. The case of Daniel Morgan is altogether more disturbing, as the closer you look, the worse it gets. Sir Stanley's panel is the right forum for all these issues to be ventilated. Theresa May was right to announce its formation and the family deserve nothing less.

 

 

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So a retired judge is to lead a panel and look into any police corruption in the murder and the possible role played by the police in protecting Daniel Morgan's killers?


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Murdoch scandal: links to an unsolved murder. If you want to know any more read Tom Watson’s book or just google Daniel Morgan + police corruption

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