Murdered private detective's brother slams Home Office after judicial inquiry meeting with Home Secretary Theresa May
‘ILL-INFORMED, substandard, gullible and not fit for purpose’ is the damning verdict on the Home Office by a murdered private investigator’s brother who is fighting for justice.
Daniel Morgan, was found with an axe embedded in his head in the car park of the Golden Lion pub, Sydenham Road, Sydenham, in March 1987.
But almost 25 years after the 37-year-old’s death no-one has ever been convicted of his murder, with the case against three people accused of killing him collapsing at the Old Bailey in March.
His brother Alastair and mother Isobel Hulsmann met with the Home Secretary Theresa May at the Home Office to push for a full judicial inquiry into his murder.
Instead of agreeing to this, she said there could be a police investigation into what happened.
This offer comes after five separate Met Police investigations have failed to lead to the conviction of those responsible for killing the private detective.
Alastair Morgan said: “We reacted quite angrily to that.
“She must have thought we were stupid.
“It’s like reasoning with a brick wall with the Home Office, it has always been ill-informed, substandard, gullible and not fit for purpose.”
Mr Morgan added: “Probably in her mind was avoiding a judicial inquiry, that was her reason.
“I’m not hopeful that she will see sense, my instinct tells me that she will do everything she can to stop an inquiry in public because of the embarrassment to the police.”
He says he is now consulting with his solicitor about the best way to continue the fight for justice for his brother.
“The fight will continue but by what means I do not know.”
A Home Office spokeswoman said: "It is deeply regrettable that Daniel Morgan's killers have not been brought to justice and we understand the strength of feeling this case has caused.
"The Metropolitan Police and the Crown Prosecution Service are currently conducting internal investigations into the case and we expect their findings shortly.”