'Corruption link' with Cwmbran man Daniel Morgan's murder case in Stephen Lawrence probe

South Wales Argus: Private detective Daniel Morgan was found with an axe in his head in south east London in 1987 Private detective Daniel Morgan was found with an axe in his head in south east London in 1987

A REVIEW into the Stephen Lawrence murder investigation has found possible links between an allegedly corrupt officer involved in the case and the probe into the murder of Cwmbran investigator Daniel Morgan.

Theresa May told the House of Commons today that the findings of a major review of the Lawrence investigation by Mark Ellison QC - said Special Demonstrations Squad (SDS) officers' actions such as failing to reveal their true identities to court or correct evidence they knew was wrong - meant there was "real potential for miscarriages of justice".

She said undercover police operations spanning decades may have led to wrongful convictions and miscarriages of justice in the wake of "profoundly shocking" findings of the major review into the Stephen Lawrence murder investigation.

She added that the review led by Mark Ellison QC found that the Daniel Morgan panel (set up to investigate the Cwmbran man's murder) may therefore uncover material relevant to the question of corruption, and so it is key that the Daniel Morgan panel continues its "important work".

Mr Morgan, who lived in Llanfrechfa and attended Croesyceiliog Grammar School, was killed in a pub car park in south east London on March 10 1987.

Home Secretary Theresa May called it "one of the country's most notorious unsolved murder cases" last year when she set up a panel to look into it.

She said of Ellison's review: "The findings I have outlined today are profoundly shocking. They will be of grave concern to everyone in the House and beyond, and I would like now to set out what I believe needs to happen in response.

The Ellison review makes a number of findings in relation to the issue of corruption. Ellison finds that there remain some outstanding lines of inquiry which could be investigated both in relation to alleged corruption by a specific officer, and possibly by other officers.

"That is of the utmost seriousness, and I have asked the director general of the National Crime Agency to consider quickly how best an investigation can be taken forward into this aspect of Mr Ellison’s findings and to report back to me.

Ellison also refers to possible links between an allegedly corrupt officer involved in the Stephen Lawrence case—DS Davidson—and the investigation into the murder of Daniel Morgan."

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6:12pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Pearly13 says...

There have been many 'placements' of anti-police stories in the press recently. Since Plebgate, it appears politicians and the press are getting their own back. Non-stories like the one about Met officers and **** pics; the next day the same officers faced 'no further action' - so why publish it? There are numerous examples. I think it is disgusting to constantly slur our police and undermine our own societies structures in this way. Acountability YES, back stabbing obnoxious insinuation... No thanks. If a link between these events is proven, then publish it. Otherwise, shut up.
There have been many 'placements' of anti-police stories in the press recently. Since Plebgate, it appears politicians and the press are getting their own back. Non-stories like the one about Met officers and **** pics; the next day the same officers faced 'no further action' - so why publish it? There are numerous examples. I think it is disgusting to constantly slur our police and undermine our own societies structures in this way. Acountability YES, back stabbing obnoxious insinuation... No thanks. If a link between these events is proven, then publish it. Otherwise, shut up. Pearly13
  • Score: -8

11:30pm Thu 6 Mar 14

GardenVarietyMushroom says...

Pearly13 wrote:
There have been many 'placements' of anti-police stories in the press recently. Since Plebgate, it appears politicians and the press are getting their own back. Non-stories like the one about Met officers and **** pics; the next day the same officers faced 'no further action' - so why publish it? There are numerous examples. I think it is disgusting to constantly slur our police and undermine our own societies structures in this way. Acountability YES, back stabbing obnoxious insinuation... No thanks. If a link between these events is proven, then publish it. Otherwise, shut up.
Meanwhile back in the real world.......
[quote][p][bold]Pearly13[/bold] wrote: There have been many 'placements' of anti-police stories in the press recently. Since Plebgate, it appears politicians and the press are getting their own back. Non-stories like the one about Met officers and **** pics; the next day the same officers faced 'no further action' - so why publish it? There are numerous examples. I think it is disgusting to constantly slur our police and undermine our own societies structures in this way. Acountability YES, back stabbing obnoxious insinuation... No thanks. If a link between these events is proven, then publish it. Otherwise, shut up.[/p][/quote]Meanwhile back in the real world....... GardenVarietyMushroom
  • Score: 3

8:18am Fri 7 Mar 14

KarloMarko says...

"A good police force is one that catches more criminals than it employs" - Sir Robert Mark on the Met. (Which he headed).

Still a hell of way to go then. The Met is a running sewer and a "law" only to itself.
"A good police force is one that catches more criminals than it employs" - Sir Robert Mark on the Met. (Which he headed). Still a hell of way to go then. The Met is a running sewer and a "law" only to itself. KarloMarko
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12:27am Sat 8 Mar 14

The Red Claw says...

Pearly13 wrote:
There have been many 'placements' of anti-police stories in the press recently. Since Plebgate, it appears politicians and the press are getting their own back. Non-stories like the one about Met officers and **** pics; the next day the same officers faced 'no further action' - so why publish it? There are numerous examples. I think it is disgusting to constantly slur our police and undermine our own societies structures in this way. Acountability YES, back stabbing obnoxious insinuation... No thanks. If a link between these events is proven, then publish it. Otherwise, shut up.
I sense your frustration but it would help your case considerably if a minority of police, through corruption, criminal activity lack of common sense and lack of discipline did not constantly provide the press with vast amounts of fresh material to print.
You should also bear in mind that although sometimes matters are marked up as ‘no further action’ this does not always mean that malpractice has not occurred. Such NFA decisions are often made to protect management who have failed in thier responsibilities from awkward career damaging questions, and also to prevent even further corporate embarrassment.
[quote][p][bold]Pearly13[/bold] wrote: There have been many 'placements' of anti-police stories in the press recently. Since Plebgate, it appears politicians and the press are getting their own back. Non-stories like the one about Met officers and **** pics; the next day the same officers faced 'no further action' - so why publish it? There are numerous examples. I think it is disgusting to constantly slur our police and undermine our own societies structures in this way. Acountability YES, back stabbing obnoxious insinuation... No thanks. If a link between these events is proven, then publish it. Otherwise, shut up.[/p][/quote]I sense your frustration but it would help your case considerably if a minority of police, through corruption, criminal activity lack of common sense and lack of discipline did not constantly provide the press with vast amounts of fresh material to print. You should also bear in mind that although sometimes matters are marked up as ‘no further action’ this does not always mean that malpractice has not occurred. Such NFA decisions are often made to protect management who have failed in thier responsibilities from awkward career damaging questions, and also to prevent even further corporate embarrassment. The Red Claw
  • Score: 1

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