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Getting Away with Murder: How the Fifth Morgan Murder Inquiry was Subverted and Ongoing Intimidation
Over the course of three decades, Daniel Morgan is the most investigated murder in British history. Now Byline can reveal how News of the World tried to derail the final fifth investigation, and how intimidation of the murder inquiry team continues to this day
13 Years of Harassment and Intimidation
Thanks to the exclusive revelations by former News of the World news editor, Greg Miskiw, we now know that the Sunday tabloid targeted the fourth murder inquiry into the Daniel Morgan murder inquiry on behalf of the murder suspects.
But now Byline can reveal those same former murder suspects have continued a campaign of planned revenge and intimidation right up to the present.
“Purely on the revenge side of things, I want to punish Haslam – Haslam and Cook and all those to do with the Morgan murder trial ” Jonathan Rees in 2013
Back in 2002, Alex Marunchak commissioned a campaign against the lead officer in one of the sensitive murder inquiries in the country, involving hacking, surveillance and gathering illicit financial information
In January 2003 the then News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks was warned that her senior executive Alex Marunchak had a 16 -year association with the suspects at the private detective agency, Southern Investigations.
She did nothing about it.
Instead, Marunchak was allowed to continue at his senior role at the Sunday tabloid.
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CPS drop Charges against Daniel Morgan Murder Detective
Brief comment on the news the CPS will not be prosecuting former DCS Dave Cook after an IPCC investigation into Misconduct in Public Office
One of the most shocking aspects of the phone hacking scandal was the way that News International, through its Management and Standards Committee, shopped over a hundred confidential sources and journalists to the Met Police in an attempt to avoid corporate charges in the US under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
While very few journalists have been convicted under the Misconduct in Public Office law, at least 27 public officials have received sentences for receiving money for stories.
Much more shocking even than this is the way News International used selective disclosure to pursue vendettas and silence possible witnesses. In the former category I would suggest the outing of Vicky Pryce’s allegations against her ex husband Chris Huhne would count as revenge for his position on phone hacking.
But most disturbing of all was their handing over of correspondence between former Detective Chief Superintendent Dave Cook and the Sun’s crime correspondent Mike Sullivan towards the end of 2011.
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Miskiw Confirms: News of the World subverted Murder Inquiry on behalf of Murder Suspects
Greg Miskiw’s confirmation that another NOTW executive was subverting a high profile murder inquiry on behalf of the prime suspects demands a full investigation by the Metropolitan Police
Finally, the lie has been exposed.
Back in June 2002, when the fourth investigation into the Daniel Morgan murder was announced, the News of the World began following, photographing, hacking, and obtaining personal information on the chief investigating officer, Detective Chief Superintendent Dave Cook, and his wife Jacqui Hames.
Not only was this a deadly serious attempt to subvert one of the most sensitive murder inquiries in the history of the Met, the surveillance placed on the couple and their young family at their private home was particularly traumatic for Hames. She had been a close friend and colleague of the BBC presenter Jill Dando, who was shot dead three years before on the doorstep of her London home.
The subversion of the Morgan murder inquiry began two days before Cook’s appearance on BBC’s Crimewatch when Sid Fillery, a former police officer and a suspect in the conspiracy, phoned Alex Marunchak, an executive editor of News of the World, with information about the new murder inquiry team.
Though he admits he took the call, Marunchak has always denied he was interfering with the murder investigation, and claimed he was only passing on a tip about the Hames having an ‘affair’ with a senior officer about to appear on the show – a line that Rebekah Brooks repeated before the Leveson Inquiry.
Now Greg Miskiw, a former colleague of Marunchak’s, and the news desk editor who tasked Mulcaire and the surveillance, explicitly contradicts their version of the events.
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The Restoration of Rebekah: How Rupert Murdoch Hacked the UK
This is a version of the speech I’m giving this afternoon to an assembly of investigative journalists from Central Europe and Russia. My work looks paltry in comparison to the crusading work of most my fellow attendees. Among them is Andrey Lipsky, deputy Editor in Chief of Novaya Gazeta, one of the last publications in Russia still critical of Vladimir Putin, whose famous reporter Anna Politkovskaya was murdered in 2006. I’m also honoured to share a platform with Dmytro Gnap who covered the Maidan revolution in Kiev against all the odds – including baton charges and sniper bullets – for Slidtvo.info and Hromadske TV. Compared to either of these journalists I’m a celebrity hack
I come with some bad news. I come with some bad news about the state of the news in Britain today. It is now four years since Nick Davies broke the phone hacking scandal in the Guardian, and Rupert Murdoch closed one of the oldest newspapers in the world, the News of the World.From that came a political crisis: the resignations of the country’s most senior police officers, News Corp’s withdrawal of a billion dollar bid for BSkyB, a public inquiry – the Leveson Inquiry into the culture and ethics of the press – and a dozen or so criminal trials. And what has been the result? I come mainly with bad news and a little ray of hope.Britain is supposedly the birthplace of the free press. From the coffee shops and bookshops around the legal centre of London – the Inns of Court – arose the newspaper industry of Fleet Street. For 150 years our national newspapers claimed to be at the forefront of our democracy.The fourth estate boldly declares its role is to expose corruption in politics and make power accountable. But the truth is – in the information age – media is a power in its own right. And rather than hold politicians to account, more often our newspapers held them hostage.
Read more and support my continued coverage at Byline: The Restoration of Rebekah: How Rupert Murdoch Hacked the UK
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.
Read More at: Phone Hacking? You ain’t seen Nothing Yet: Daniel Morgan Murder 2000-2006
And discover FIVE NEW REVELATIONS
- Evidence that Southern Investigations conducted burglaries for News of the World
- 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.
- 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.”
- 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
- Documentary evidence Andy Coulson’s NOTW hired a convicted criminal IN 2006
The murder of Daniel Morgan with Peter Jukes | Jason McCrossan
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
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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
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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