London Street Gangs: Daniel Morgan murder (Untouchables: Dirty Cops, Bent Justice and Racism in Scotland Yard)
When murder inquiry boss, detective superintendent Douglas Campbell, gave evidence, he admitted that Fillery’s actions had effectively sabotaged the investigation. But it was comments about Daniel Morgan’s contact with the media just before his murder that really reverberated. Campbell revealed that Daniel had been talking about blowing the whistle on police corruption in south-east London. June Tweedie tried to explore with the senior officer whether this perhaps was the motive for the murder.
Tweedie: “Did you find anything relevant to the demise of Daniel Morgan?”
Campbell: “I could find no evidence at all. It was a suggestion that he had a story to sell to a newspaper. I spoke to the other persons concerned. I even went to the newspaper but if i told you what he was offered you would see it was quite ludicrous. He was alleged to have been offered £250,000 per story.”
Tweedie: “I am not so interested in offers by newspapers”.
Campbell: “All I will say, Madam, is that we looked in all directions to try and substantiate that and we could not”.
At this point Sir Montague Levine brought the line of questioning to a halt. The name of the newspaper(s) and the persons Campbell spoke to during the murder inquiry have never been revealed. Campbell is now retired but he declined to be interviewed.