Daniel Morgan

Daniel Morgan axe murder: Mother to meet home secretary

originally by: BBC News
published: 23rd November 2011

Home Secretary Theresa May has agreed to meet the mother of murdered private investigator Daniel Morgan, who has stepped up her fight for a judicial inquiry into his death. Despite five police investigations, costing millions of pounds, no-one has ever been convicted of his murder.

Isobel Hulsmann, 83, from Hay-on-Wye, Powys, has vowed to get justice 24 years after her son was killed. Mrs May will be the first home secretary to meet the family.

“Nothing will bring Daniel back but there’s so much that can be revealed,” Ms Hulsmann told BBC Wales’s Week In Week Out. Mr Morgan’s murder, in south-east London, has been investigated on five occasions, including bugging suspects’ offices and homes.

He was killed with an axe outside the Golden Lion pub in Sydenham in 1987.

Four men were charged with his murder in 2008, but after 18 months of legal argument the prosecution collapsed in March 2011. The family have fought for years for action, after making allegations that investigations had been affected by police corruption.

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