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Issue No. 2411

Daniel Morgan murder panel head appointed  

Baroness Nuala O’Loan is due to head the Daniel Morgan Independent Panel.

The murder of Daniel in 1987 lies at the heart of the hacking scandal and points to endemic police corruption.

No one has been successfully prosecuted for the murder, despite five police investigations. 

Hillsborough inquests hear police tactics  

Police had a “good view” of central pens at the Leppings Lane end of the Hillsborough stadium, inquests have heard.

Former chief inspector David Beal told jurors that the “tactic” of cordoning off the tunnel to central pens was never written into operational orders.

The inquests into the deaths of 96 Liverpool football fans continue.

Met told to co-operate over 'undercover' relationships

The Metropolitan Police has been told it cannot rely on its “neither confirm nor deny” policy in its legal battle over undercover officers’ relationships.

A judge told the force it must admit or deny the allegations against the men.

Andy Coulson jailed over hacking

Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson has been jailed for 18 months for conspiracy to hack phones.

He had a two-year sentenced reduced.


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