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The Daniel Morgan Murder gets a 10-part podcast serial

Issue No. 2490

Daniel Morgan

Daniel Morgan (Pic: PA)


Alastair Morgan speaks to journalist and screenwriter Peter Jukes about the murder of his brother Daniel Morgan.

Daniel Morgan was found in a south east London car park with an axe in his head in March 1987.

Evidence has linked the murder to Rupert Murdoch’s News International.

Daniel Morgan carried out investigations for Southern Investigations.

This agency also ran a number of dodgy information gathering activities for the News of the World from as early as 1987.

The murder case has been investigated five times by the Metropolitan Police.

The Met has admitted corruption and a cover-up in their ranks.

The podcasts will reveal the obstructions Alastair has faced in getting to the truth about his brother’s murder.

They show how the implications of Daniel Morgan’s murder “reach from the top of the Metropolitan Police, from chief figures in the media to the doors of

No 10 Downing Street”.

Alastair hopes the podcasts will help to “expose the corruption I’ve seen”.

He said, “The system has failed me completely on every level.

“Three decades after this murder, the questions are still as disturbing and upsetting to me now as they were when Daniel was killed.”

The podcasts have been funded by supporters’ donations and organisers hope to release them in the spring.

Produced by Flameflower Studios
For more on the podcasts go to byline.com/project/35
For more on the Daniel Morgan case go to bit.ly/1TG5qg0

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