source: The Guardian
published: 28 May 2018
The official inquiry into the murder of Daniel Morgan has hit new delays and will now not report until next year – 31 years after the private detective was murdered, allegedly as he was about to expose police corruption, the Guardian has learned.
Morgan, 37, was a private detective who co-owned a small south London agency, Southern Investigations. He was found with an axe embedded in his head in a south London pub car park on 10 March 1987.
No one has ever been convicted of the murder, although the Morgan family and police are sure who the prime suspects are.
The inquiry was announced in May 2013 by the then home secretary Theresa May. May said she was appalled by the suffering of Morgan’s family as they fought for justice and to expose former officers in the Metropolitan police, as well as journalists in Rupert Murdoch’s media empire and their links with suspects.
The Morgan family say the Met has been delaying the inquiry and has been too slow to hand over documents relating to the case.