28th October 2017
Report into Cwmbran private detective’s murder delayed again
Ian Craig – http://www.newslocker.com
THE release of a long-awaited government report into the murder of a Cwmbran private detective more than 30 years ago has been delayed again.
Daniel Morgan was allegedly investigating corruption within the Metropolitan Police when, on March 10, 1987, his body was found in the car park of a London pub with an axe lodged in his head.
In 2013 Theresa May, then home secretary, announced an independent panel was being set up to look into the facts around the murder of the 37-year-old former Croesyceiliog Grammar School pupil.
The publication of the panel’s report has been consistently delayed but was due to be released by the end of this year.
But, writing on Twitter on Friday, October 28, Mr Morgan’s brother Alastair, who has tirelessly campaigned for the truth around his brother’s death to be revealed, announced it had been pushed back again.
“We heard on Wednesday that publication of the Daniel Morgan Panel’s report will be further delayed,” he said.
“I place much of the responsibility for this on the (Metropolitan Police) Commissioner, Cressida Dick, and I will be commenting further on this in due course.”
He added: “We were told at the outset by Home Office officials that the panel process would take a year. It’s now into its fifth year and counting.”
Although five people were arrested in connection with the case in 2008, a trial collapsed in 2011 after evidence was deemed unreliable.