(Last updated 25 March 2015)
Daniel Morgan was murdered in 1987.
Five successive police investigations failed to result in any successful prosecution. There is wide concern that the investigations were compromised by police corruption. There is also an allegation that the News of the World (a client of one of the suspects) was involved at one point in the surveillance of an investigating officer.
In May 2013 it was announced that there will be a judge-led inquiry into the murder and what followed. It may well be that the inquiry uncovers a complex and worrying story of corruption involving the media, the Met and the private detective industry over the last twenty or so years.
The links below are to key posts and materials so to inform those following the inquiry. This page will be updated regularly.
My background post at New Statesman – October 2012
(Also watch or read Tom Watson MP’s speech – see below)
Brown Moses: Hackgate – Introduction to Daniel Morgan case – May 2012
Detailed Rough Justice documentary on YouTube – June 2012
Murdermap entry – useful summary and links
(Add 13/5 – Peter Jukes has now kindly made publicly available on his website the passage dealing with Daniel Morgan in his excellent book The Fall of the House of Murdoch. Jukes looks at this matter from the fascinating perspective of its significance for the Murdochs and News International.)
Background: parliamentary materials
Early Day Motion – November 2011
Background: Met corruption and the private detective industry
Also see Graeme McLagan’s Bent Coppers
Also see Nick Davies’ Flat Earth News
Background: the alleged News of the World surveillance
Jacqui Hames witness statement at the Leveson Inquiry (especially paragraphs 30-41)
Nick Davies article on role of Rebekah Brooks – July 2011
Andy Davies of Channel 4 – interview with Jacqui Hames – July 2011
Daily Telegraph news report – July 2011
Detailed post at Brown Moses blog – September 2012
Background: Collapse of Old Bailey Trial, March 2011
Guardian report and analysis (co-written by Nick Davies)
Daily Mail report (with useful pics)
(Also see John Yates piece below.)
21 March 2012 – Joint Met and CPS statement on report into collapse of trial.
Journalism up to May 2013
Andy Davies of Channel 4 is the mainstream media journalist who has particular interest in this story.
Announcement of Inquiry
Ministerial statement – 10 May 2013
Statement by Morgan family– 10 May 2013
Key individuals – reaction to announcement
Newsnight interview with Alastair Morgan
Channel 4 news item, with interview with Alastair Morgan – video
Channel 4 interview with Sir Ian Blair – video
Article by John Yates in Independent
Commentary on announcement
Andy Davies at Channel 4 news – report
Peter Jukes at the Daily Beast
Duncan Campbell at the Guardian
Me at New Statesman
Tim Fenton at Zelo Street
Progress of Inquiry since 2013
Resignation of first head of inquiry – 11 September 2013
Interview with Alastair Morgan by the Artist Taxi Driver – 9 October 2013
Ministerial statement on new head of inquiry – 3 July 2014
Daniel Morgan Murder: Scotland Yard Obstructs Panel Inquiry – 11 December 2014
No Justice yet for Daniel Morgan – David Hencke, 19 December 2014
New members appointed to Daniel Morgan Independent Panel – 22 December 2014
Met police hindered inquiry into private eye’s death, says victim’s brother – Guardian report, 5 January 2015
Daniel Morgan Inquiry: panel poleaxed by row over police files – Exaro News, 20 January 2015
Revealed: How the Daniel Morgan Inquiry got nowhere for a year – David Hencke, 27 January 2015
Daniel Morgan Panel seeks information from public – 9 March 2015
Alastair Morgan writes to Rupert Murdoch – 10 March 2015
Rupert Murdoch replies to Alastair Morgan – 12 March 2015
Peter Jukes’ post detailing the above exchange between Alastair Morgan and Rupert Murdoch – March 2015
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