THE BROTHER of a murdered Cwmbran private detective has released a book chronicling his lengthy battle to uncover the truth behind his death.
Daniel Morgan, 37, was investigating corruption within Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) when his body was found in the car park of a South London pub with an axe lodged in his head.
His death on March 10, 1987, remains unsolved despite several police investigations, a collapsed trial in 2011 and a judge-led Home Office inquiry.
On the 30-year anniversary of his brother’s death this year, brother Alastair Morgan, has released Untold: The Daniel Morgan Murder Exposed, a book co-written by journalist Peter Jukes.
The book explores the five failed inquiries, alleged police corruption and press coverage around Daniel’s death and takes the story up to the point when the Hillsborough-style Daniel Morgan Independent Panel began four years ago. A report from this panel is expected this year, or, early next year, Mr Morgan said.
The 68-year-old added he started writing the book “15 years ago” when he “thought there was an ending (with) successful convictions” for his brother’s murder.
“I wanted the book to be a milestone, marker and something that my mother could see, that she could read and that she could understand,” he said. “The overarching theme is police and media corruption (and) is written solely on the basis of our own sources and my own experience”.
The Morgan brothers went to Croesyceiliog Grammar School and grew up in Llanfrechfa, Cwmbran, with Alastair describing Daniel as “very loyal”, “hard working” and “loved” by his family.
The book also grew out of a crowdfunded podcast of the same name which generated millions of downloads in the UK and US. Ten new episodes are now set to released on coincide with the book.
Untold: The Daniel Morgan Murder Exposed by Alastair Morgan and Peter Jukes, released today, is published by Bonnie, priced at £14.99 and available on Amazon and Kindle.