New arrests in Daniel Morgan case

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simon
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New arrests in Daniel Morgan case

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looks like this case is finally close toa resolution

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2008/apr/21/ukcrime2
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Good story. Here are two more (details differ):

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/mid/7359606.stm
http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,, ... 39,00.html

All the interesting stuff has been removed from the campaign site presumably to not compromise any legal case here: http://www.justice4daniel.org/

For those not up to speed on this amazing case - should read the MPA report here: http://www.mpa.gov.uk/committees/mpa/2005/051027/10.htm

And that's only half the story!

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Hiya
I saw this topic on the news today. I sincerely hope the culprit is caught.
I also feel annoyed to hear of corruption within the police. I think it would be fair to name and shame corrupt police, however I see the usual MPS cover-up coming along here. :twisted:
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Lisa,

This was a dreadful murder. If you read through the MPA report you will see how petty misdemenours in the police can escalate as people seek to protect themselves. The story is about cover-ups - not only by those directly involved - which while being wrong is understandable - but by those who should have rooted these people out. By that you can speculate about senior people. And not only in the MPS.

What we are seeing now is something very important and very welcome. It is the MPS acknowledging and cleaning up the mess they were twenty years ago. We shall have to see what comes out in court. It might be jaw dropping. Bad police deserve everything they get. They betray us. They betray their fellow decent officers.

I've tried to keep this story alive in Sydenham over the years. We will probably take a pause now because of imminent legal proceedings. If and when it comes to court I hope we will find a way of reporting exactly what happened in 1987. So justice will, eventually, be done and seen to be done.

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Well done for keeping this story alive. One of the papers this morning said the identity of the killer(s?) was the "worst kept secret in South London" and it does at last seem as if the whole story could finally emerge. As you say, the cover ups by those involved are understandable, but it is the reluctance of those reinvesitgating later to investigate fully that is inexcusable. What appears to happened is that cover ups have got bigger and bigger over the years as people have sort to cover up not just the original crime but subsequent cover ups. It is noteworthy that it took investigation from outside London to make any real progress.
The real heroes in this story are Daniel's brother and mother who have been fighting for jusitice for 21 years. Here's hoping their struggle is nearly at an end.
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Two charged with murder today and Fillery charged with perverting the course of justice.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jh ... gan123.xml
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