Phone Hacking? You ain’t seen Nothing Yet: Daniel Morgan Murder 2000-2006

Following the chronology of the Daniel Morgan murder – the most investigated murder in British history – we have now arrived at the phone hacking era. But a timeline reveals Glenn Mulcaire’s work to be the relatively benign tip of a much darker iceberg

Most people are aware of the phone hacking scandal and the high profile defendants at the phone hacking ‘trial of the century’ last year.  But neither Andy Coulson, nor Rebekah Brooks, nor privacy intrusion, are anything like as important as the real scandal of the News of the World, which involves much more serious crimes that threaten the pillars of the criminal justice system in Britain.

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  1. Evidence that Southern Investigations conducted burglaries for News of the World
  2. Evidence that decisions over a fifth murder inquiry were leaking out from Commissioner Ian Blair’s Inner Sanctum to Alex Marunchak and then to the murder suspect Jonathan Rees.
  3. Though Rupert Murdoch couldn’t remember meeting crime editor and and then senior NOTW exec Alex Marunchak, a 2006 intelligence reported recorded Marunchak 0″highly thought of by Murdoch and can do no wrong.”
  4. New evidence NOTW interfered with 5th Murder Inquiry in 2006 despite direct warning to Rebekah Brooks about interfering with the fourth murder inquiry in 2003
  5. Documentary evidence Andy Coulson’s NOTW hired a convicted criminal IN 2006

The murder of Daniel Morgan with Peter Jukes | Jason McCrossan

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Daniel Morgan was a private investigator who was murdered in the car park of the Golden Lion pub in Sydenham in March 1987. He was said to have been close to exposing important police corruption. His death was the subject of several failed police inquiries and in 2011 was at the centre of allegations concerning the suspect conduct of News of the World journalists. Was he second alleged victim of the infamous gangster Kenneth Noye?  And what part did his former business partner Jonathan Rees and the last to speak to him have in his murder?  Sid Fillery, who led the initial murder investigation, retired from the Metropolitan Police on medical grounds and took over Daniel Morgan’s position as Jonathan Rees’s partner at Southern Investigations.

In 1998 Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Roy Clark conducted a third, secret, inquiry into the murder during which Southern Investigations’s office was bugged.  In December 2000, Jonathan Rees was found guilty of conspiring to plant cocaine on an innocent woman in order to discredit her in a child custody battle and sentenced to seven years imprisonment for attempting to pervert the course of justice.Peter Jukes – writer and adviser to Byline – world’s most visited crowdfunded journalism siteJason McCrossan spoke to author and journalist Peter Jukes who outlined the history of the case and developments that he himself has discovered that shine a light on links between journalists and met police which strike at the heart of the British justice system.For more information visit Peter Jukes page: 

Source: The murder of Daniel Morgan with Peter Jukes | Jason McCrossan

How Much Did Rebekah Brooks know about the Daniel Morgan Murder

Opening segment Crossposted from Byline – do chip in and support my column on the criminal media nexus there if you can

Rebekah Brooks worked at News of the World for all but two years from 1989 to 2003. How much did she know know Southern Investigations and police inquiries into their role in the murder of Daniel Morgan?

We can all make mistakes.

In my last piece I erroneously said there was only one mention of the Daniel Morgan murder in the News of the World. In 1989, soon after the CPS dropped charges  against him in a second murder investigation, the Sunday tabloid published an interview with Jonathan Rees, Daniel’s former partner.

The interviewer, News of the World’s crime editor Alex Marunchak, failed  to mention that he had by then formed a successful business relationship with Rees and his private detective agency, Southern Investigations.

Fast forward eleven years, and there’s one more mention of Daniel on April 16 2000 . Continue reading

Summer of 87: Two Violent Deaths, Two Rising Murdoch Stars

Crossposted from Byline – do chip in and support my column on the criminal media nexus there if you can

Summer of 87: Two Violent Deaths, Two Rising Murdoch Stars
The 30 year cover-up of the Daniel Morgan murder is often portrayed as a murky morass. But revisiting the news coverage of the time, the outlines of the alleged conspiracy are clearer than you would imagine.

As the Daniel Morgan Independent Panel continues to sift through years of evidence on the most investigated  murder in British history,  four key characters emerge from the news coverage of the time.


What is startling about the Daniel Morgan murder is that the key allegation of police conspiracy was made within weeks of the 37-year-old’s murder on 10 March 1987. The Times reported Daniel was “due to be interviewed by West Yorkshire police about a fraud he had uncovered.” Meanwhile, in the Daily Express:.. (CONTD) Continue reading

Head of Police Watchdog Under Investigation – More Links Between Stephen Lawrence and Daniel Morgan Murder

Head of Police Watchdog Under Investigation - More Links Between Stephen Lawrence and Daniel Morgan Murder

Crossposted from Byline – do chip in and support my column on the criminal media nexus there if you can

News that the first head of the Independent Police Complaints Commission is under investigation for providing ‘misleading information’ during the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry is of great concern to the family of Daniel Morgan

Yesterday the Sunday Times confirmed a Bellingcat report from 8 June that the IPCC is investigating its former head of investigations Roy Clark for providing ‘misleading information’ during the Macpherson Inquiry into the murder of Stephen Lawrence in 1998

“Documents obtained under freedom of information laws reveal that he is at the centre of the investigation into allegations that senior police officers had failed to hand over key information to Macpherson. Continue reading

Crowdfunding: The Criminal Media Nexus, Mirror Phone Hacking and a Piers Morgan Biography – Peter Jukes

Originally posted on Inforrm's Blog:

Peter JukesIt will be four years to the day tomorrow that the Guardian published the front page expose of the Hacking of Milly Dowler by Nick Davies and Amelia Hill which led to the setting up of the Leveson inquiry and kicked off this seemingly endless saga of the investigation of press intrusion.

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More from Paddy French, who shows that phone hacking was the tip of a very dark iceberg: underneath it all – the Daniel Morgan Murder.

Originally posted on PRESS GANG:

A CROWDFUNDING project to extend this series into the unauthorised biography of Piers Morgan has just been launched. More details on the website — click here for more details.


FOR THE last four years Piers Morgan has been desperately trying to distance himself from the phone hacking scandal.

Twice he’s been interviewed under caution by detectives investigating phone hacking at the Daily Mirror when he was editor from 1995 to 2004.

Between 2001 and 2009 he made a series of incriminating statements widely interpreted as evidence he knew all about the practice.

Two of his protégés — Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks — have appeared in the dock at the Old Bailey.

Coulson went to gaol: Brooks was acquitted.

Morgan now insists he knew nothing:

“For the record … I have never hacked a phone, told anyone to hack a phone, or published any stories based on the…

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