BBC News – Daniel Morgan report cites police and prosecution flaws

by peterjukes

The murder of Mr Morgan was raised at the Leveson inquiry into media standards and ethics in February in evidence from former Metropolitan Police detective and BBC Crimewatch presenter Jacqui Hames.

She told the inquiry that she and her husband, Det Ch Supt Dave Cook, were placed under surveillance by the News of the World after he appeared on Crimewatch seeking information about Mr Morgan’s murder.

Ms Hames told the inquiry that Southern Investigations had “close links” to Alex Marunchak, the newspaper’s crime editor in the late 1980s.

In a statement, she said: “I believe that the real reason for the News of the World placing us under surveillance was that suspects in the Daniel Morgan murder inquiry were using their association with a powerful and well-resourced newspaper to try to intimidate us and so attempt to subvert the investigation.”

Alastair Morgan, Daniel Morgan’s brother, said his family believed they too had been placed under surveillance following a critical development in the case in 1998.

News International said it had “no comment” to make on Ms Hames’s statement to the Leveson inquiry.

via BBC News – Daniel Morgan report cites police and prosecution flaws.

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