Detective Chief superintendent David Cook (left) was allegedly under surveillance by News of the World during an investigation into the murder of private investigator Daniel Morgan (right)

Friday, December 9, 2011

#Leveson Inquiry : Theresa May Takes The Morgan Family For Fools !

ILL-INFORMED, substandard, gullible and not fit for purpose’ is the damning verdict on the Home Office by a murdered private investigator’s brother who is fighting for justice.

Daniel Morgan, was found with an axe embedded in his head in the car park of the Golden Lion pub, Sydenham Road, Sydenham, in March 1987.

But almost 25 years after the 37-year-old’s death no-one has ever been convicted of his murder, with the case against three people accused of killing him collapsing at the Old Bailey in March.

His brother Alastair and mother Isobel Hulsmann met with the Home Secretary Theresa May at the Home Office to push for a full judicial inquiry into his murder.

Instead of agreeing to this, she said there could be a police investigation into what happened.
This offer comes after five separate Met Police investigations have failed to lead to the conviction of those responsible for killing the private detective.

Alastair Morgan said: “We reacted quite angrily to that.

“She must have thought we were stupid.

“It’s like reasoning with a brick wall with the Home Office, it has always been ill-informed, substandard, gullible and not fit for purpose.”

Mr Morgan added: “Probably in her mind was avoiding a judicial inquiry, that was her reason.

“I’m not hopeful that she will see sense, my instinct tells me that she will do everything she can to stop an inquiry in public because of the embarrassment to the police.”

He says he is now consulting with his solicitor about the best way to continue the fight for justice for his brother.

“The fight will continue but by what means I do not know.”

A Home Office spokeswoman said: "It is deeply regrettable that Daniel Morgan's killers have not been brought to justice and we understand the strength of feeling this case has caused.

"The Metropolitan Police and the Crown Prosecution Service are currently conducting internal investigations into the case and we expect their findings shortly.”

Thursday, December 8, 2011

#Leveson Inquiry :MET Corruption Probe Rejected By Daniel Morgan's Family

The family of a murdered private detective whose killers have not been brought to justice have rejected the offer of a Scotland Yard investigation into police corruption following a meeting with the Home Secretary.

Daniel Morgan, 37, was found with an axe in his head at a south London pub car park in 1987 but the case against three men accused of killing him collapsed in March.

His brother Alastair, who has seen five inquiries into the murder fail, told Theresa May that only a judicial inquiry in public would satisfy the family.

He said he was "almost insulted" by her offer of a further police investigation, given the family's experience of forces over the past 24 years. "We made it very clear we were not interested," he said. He called the hour-long meeting with Mrs May at the Home Office a "smart piece of stonewalling".

Mr Morgan went on: "Mrs May offered another police investigation, not into the murder but into the possibility of criminality in the inquiry. We told her in no uncertain terms that we've had enough of the police." He said the family is considering "all legal options".

It is understood Mrs May urged the family to accept the offer of the police investigation but the possibility of a judge-led inquiry has still not been ruled out. No decision is expected until the end of separate inquiries by the Met and the Crown Prosecution Service.

The Home Office said: "It is deeply regrettable Daniel Morgan's killers have not been brought to justice. We understand the strength of feeling this case has caused." The family received apologies from police and lawyers in March as three men were cleared of murdering Mr Morgan, originally from Monmouthshire. Scotland Yard admitted the first inquiry into his 1987 killing was hampered by police corruption.

The outcome was even more bitter as it came on the 24th anniversary of his death in the car park of the Golden Lion in Sydenham. The five police inquiries and an inquest, as well as three years of legal hearings, are un-officially estimated at £30million.

The trial's failure hinged on the disclosure process. Amid revelations that there were crates of material defence lawyers had not been told about, the three defendants - Mr Morgan's former business partner Jonathan Rees, 54, and his brothers-in-law Garry Vian, 50, and Glenn Vian, 52 - were released.

Two other defendants - James Cook, who was accused of murder, and former Detective Sergeant Sid Fillery, charged with perverting justice - had been discharged earlier after supergrass witnesses were discredited.

Monday, December 5, 2011

#Leveson : Fraudster Squad -Graeme McLagan on the black economy run by corrupt police and private detectives

Internal documents from an investigation by the Metropolitan Police's elite anti-corruption squad provide a remarkable insight into the murky world of some private detectives and their relations with police and tabloid newspaper journalists. The purpose of the huge CIB3 bugging and surveillance operation - codenamed Nigeria - was two-fold: to pursue the unsolved murder of Daniel Morgan, a private detective killed in 1987, and to gather evidence about continued allegations that his detective agency was involved with corrupt police officers and former detectives who supplied confidential information and did other favours.

One of CIB's principal targets was Jonathon Rees, Morgan's former partner who continued to run Southern Investigations after the murder.
With the backing of the Met's then commissioner, Sir (now Lord) Paul Condon, warrants were obtained for the planting of listening devices in Southern's offices in Thornton Heath, south west London.
CIB officers were warned not to leave the tiniest sign that anyone had been inside the premises, let alone planted a bug. "They are alert, cunning and devious individuals who have current knowledge of investigative methods and techniques which may be used against them," said an internal report. "Such is their level of access to individuals within the police, through professional and social contacts, that the threat of compromise to any conventional investigation against them is constant and very real."
Rees and others whose conversations were picked up during the police bugging operation at the offices were given pseudonyms - the names of rivers - in the transcripts of the recordings. Rees was referred to as Avon.
By early 1999, the various bugging devices were clearly working well. Visitors to the premises had asked Rees to obtain blank police charge sheets; he had agreed to pervert the course of justice over a theft; and he was waiting for police contacts to give him information about the desecration of the street memorial to the murdered black teenager, Stephen Lawrence.
"Rees and [others] have for a number of years been involved in the long-term penetration of police intelligence sources," one progress report stated. "They have ensured that they have live sources within the Metropolitan Police Service and have sought to recruit sources within other police forces.
Their thirst for knowledge is driven by profit to be accrued from the media..."
Examples of those media contacts were revealed over the following few weeks. In April, Rees was heard expressing concern over CIB's arrest of a long-time associate, ex-Detective Constable Duncan Hanrahan, who ran his own private investigation company, Hanrahan Associates, with another former DC, Martin King, who was later jailed for corruption.
Although Hanrahan had turned supergrass, giving information about others, including King and Rees, he was jailed for nine years after confessing to a string of corruption and conspiracy charges, including his involvement in a plan to rob a courier bringing £1m in cash through Heathrow airport.
Rees appears to be explaining to someone over the phone that Hanrahan is passing information to them about CIB's questioning.
 According to the transcript, Avon (Rees) says: "Hanrahan said what [CIB] want to do is fuck us all.
He said they keep talking about the fucking Morgan murder every time they see me." But later in the same taped conversation Rees also talks about having sold a story to a reporter. The intelligence he sold concerned Kenneth Noye, the notorious criminal then being held at Belmarsh top security prison, following extradition from Spain to face trial for the M25 road rage murder.
Rees says he provided information about how GCHQ was involved in tracking down Noye. He also claims to have given a reporter information about what he calls "personal services" being provided to Noye in Belmarsh.
In another conversation, Rees calls a source and asks: "How are you getting on with that story?" The ensuing conversation is summarised in the CIB transcript as having included mention of David Copeland, the neo-Nazi London nailbomber, then also in Belmarsh awaiting trial. Copeland was said to be in a cell next to a black prisoner. The pair hated each other. Rees asks the caller "if he can find out more about Copeland and the messages he's receiving from God".
A serving police officer was passing information to Rees about the Yorkshire Ripper, Peter Sutcliffe, according to a CIB report for May. The report continues: "Rees and [others] are actively pursuing contacts with the police and business community to identify potential newsworthy stories.
They then sell the information to the national media.
The investigation has so far identified a serving police officer who has supplied confidential information and private investigators who can supply phone and bank accounts details of any person."
In another telephone conversation, Rees tells a Sunday newspaper reporter that he is obtaining information about the former Chilean dictator, General Pinochet, then under house arrest in Surrey, pending an extradition hearing.
Into the frame in May came a serving police officer, DC Tom Kingston, from the elite South East Regional Crime Squad.
At that time he was suspended, awaiting trial with other corrupt officers over the theft of 2kg of amphetamine powder from a drugs dealer. Later found guilty, he was sent to prison.
On May 25, Kingston - given the river codename Ganges - was in Southern's offices telling Rees about a Scotland Yard contact who was keeping "his eyes and ears open" for information. He says this officer could do vehicle checks for him on the Police National Computer (PNC).
In a telephone call on the same day to another detective agency run by a former police officer, Rees discusses newspaper editors wanting information to expose top people.
 During an incoming call, Rees discusses a story involving a major TV and radio personality.
The death of another TV presenter, Jill Dando, is discussed in a phone call on June 4.
Rees says he knows how one paper is obtaining information about the police investigation into her murder, and explains that he is trying to do the same.
"There's big stories... nearly every day with good information on the Jill Dando murder.
 We found out one of our bestest friends is also on that fucking murder squad, but he ain't told us nothing. We only found out yesterday after that torrent of abuse we initially gave him. He's going to phone us today."
On June 14, Rees tells a caller that he's owed £12,000 by one tabloid, and more money by another.
What he or Southern had provided to these newspapers is not made clear.
 In telephone conversations two days later Rees discusses delivering a bag containing a hidden camera to one tabloid, and in July he says he is also owed £12,000 by that paper.
Also in July, Rees took a phone call from Kingston during which the suspended officer passed on scandal allegations concerning a minor royal couple.
 The information had come from one of Kingston's friends still serving in the Met.
 According to the CIB transcript of the conversation, Rees asks if the couple "are still living together and states that they are in debt a lot". Immediately after the call ends, Rees phones a reporter and states that his source on the Noye story has come up with more information.
Two days later, Kingston was in the Southern offices, expressing great concern when told by Rees that a report given to a journalist had been lost. Rees explains that the reporter and his editor were so desperate to find the report that they spent an evening going through the editor's house, garage and dustbins. Kingston responds: "Get me that one back. Get him to do what he's got to do. Otherwise we ain't getting no more."
Rees then tells the officer that he does vehicle checks for newspapers and demonstrates how his computer can do vehicle searches. He can obtain a vehicle's details, value, insurance class, mileage as well as its VIN and chassis numbers. He says he has to be registered under the Data Protection Act, which costs him £400 a year and he also has to have a consumer credit licence. The transcript states: "Avon does a check on Ganges' car - NOT 100Y - and gives the result that it is a cherished transfer, guide value £3,150, insurance group 15, and not on finance. If it was on finance it would give full details - agreement number, etc_ Ganges says: 'Fucking brilliant'. "
The pair then talk about how easy it would be with new computer equipment to reproduce a police warrant card. Kingston reveals he lent his warrant card to an ex-officer who was doing private inquiry work after being forced out of the police in 1997.
Later in July, Buckingham Palace is again mentioned by Rees to Kingston, who is in the Southern offices. It appears that an officer with the Diplomatic Protection Group is in trouble because he has been taking steroids. Rees is prepared to offer him work. Avon: "If your mate just gives us the bird he was shagging - was she a bird in Buckingham Palace?" Ganges: "Yeah, I'll get a little bit more out of him." Avon: "No, no, don't ask him. If he just gives us her name or his name and then that's all we need... Has the bloke been suspended?" Ganges: "No, he had his pink certificate [firearms authorisation] taken away." Avon: "I thought he went sick." Ganges: "I don't know. I shall find out more?" Avon: "Yeah, especially if he went sick, but especially shagging the women in there." Ganges: "It doesn't make him a bad person." Avon: "No, no. He's a good man... He can join our gang any time." According to the transcript, in a phone conversation a few days later, Rees tells the caller about the "super stud" police officer at Buckingham Palace and how he injects steroids.
There is discussion about how much they will get for the story. On July 28, the story appeared in a tabloid.
There were more conversations picked up about the buying and selling of confidential information.
CIB mounted a separate operation against two people alleged to be supplying Southern with illegally obtained banking information. The anti-corruption team were hopeful of being able to charge a reporter involved with the agency. "There will be a high level of media interest in this particular investigation, especially when involving journalists," one report states. "The Metropolitan Police Service will undoubtedly benefit if a journalist is convicted of corrupting serving police officers. This will send a clear message to members of the media to consider their own ethical and illegal involvement with employees in the MPS in the future."
But it was not to be.
No journalist was charged over dealings with Southern Investigations.
The bugging operation against the company was to end in September 1999 after anti-corruption officers finally obtained solid evidence of Rees's serious criminality. He had become involved in a complicated plot with corrupt police to plant cocaine on an innocent woman, a former model, Kim James. The aim was to discredit her prior to divorce hearings, so she would lose custody of her baby to her husband, Simon James, a businessman.
James, 35, had asked Rees for help in getting evidence against his wife, who he alleged, incorrectly, was involved in drugs dealing. Rees agreed, but at their second meeting, the CIB tape records him telling James: "One of our surveillance team is a police motorcyclist on the drugs squad, and he works for us on the side. It's a couple of years before he retires from the squad. He did a check on her, but there's nothing on the files. She doesn't come up associated with any drugs dealers."
Over the subsquent weeks, drugs were planted in Kim James' car.
Another serving detective constable, Austin Warnes, who had worked with Kingston on the regional crime squad, was involved in providing false information about Kim's drugs activities. CIB officers listening in as the conspiracy developed realised that they would have to make arrests.
In September, the police moved in on the agency and some of its associates. Twelve suspects were arrested and 23 premises raided. Just over a year later, three men, Rees, DC Warnes and James were each given long prison sentences at the Old Bailey.
Missing link
The murder of private detective Daniel Morgan was bizarre. He was found slumped in a pub car park with an axe embedded in his skull. Not only was £1,000 left in the dead man's pocket, but sticking plaster had been wound round the axe handle to ensure no fingerprints were left behind.
But equally intriguing were the startling allegations made in the aftermath of this 1987 south London murder. It was claimed that Morgan had been about to expose police wrongdoing or corruption, and that officers could even have been involved his killing. No evidence came to light to support these claims.
Morgan's partner in Southern Investigations, Jonathan Rees, was charged with the murder but the case against him was dropped by the Director of Public Prosecutions for lack of evidence.
The CIB bugging operation in 1999 was successful in breaking up the corrupt network led by Rees and his police contacts, and Southern is now defunct. But virtually no evidence was gathered about Morgan's murder. In June, Scotland Yard announced through the BBC's Crimewatch programme that it was reopening its investigation. A £50,000 reward is available for crucial information.
· Graeme McLagan is a journalist and author specialising in crime and police corruption.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Lynette White : CPS Collusion And Police Corruption !

Lynette White : Full Report - Police Murder Corruption Case Collapses - Lynette Will Never See Justice

Lynette White : 15 Faced Murder Charges

Lynette White : Police Murder Corruption Trial Collapses

The defendants cleared today when the Lynette White corruption trial collapsed.
The defendants cleared today when the Lynette White corruption trial collapsed.

Lynette White corruption trial links

How the trial came about

All of our previous stories from the case

The Lynette White corruption trial - the largest trial of its kind in UK history - has collapsed.

The most expensive trial in the history of Wales' judicial system ended after the prosecution accepted that the case had been “fatally flawed” by the failure to maintain a system of evidence disclosure that was “fit for purpose".

The trial involving former police officers over a trial that resulted in the wrongful conviction of three men for the murder of Lynette White was abruptedly halted at Swansea Crown Court after five months of evidence.

All 10 defendants - eight former police officers and two civilians - have been declared not guilty on the direction of the judge Mr Justice Sweeney after it emerged earlier this week that crucial documents were not disclosed to the defence.

Other documents it emerged were destroyed.

Prosecutor Nicholas Dean said: "Deliberate destruction of documents by the senior investigating officer appears to have occurred.
 "It would be impossible for me to give reassurances that similar evidence has not been treated the same way.

"I can no longer continue to prosecute and recommend the jury bring in a not guilty verdict."

Swansea Crown Court heard that the Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer, QC, had taken the decision himself to offer no further evidence against the defendants.

Both he and the Chief Constable for South Wales Police, Peter Vaughan, have agreed there must be a full and detailed review of the circumstances, which will have the full support and cooperation of South Wales Police.
 The case, which relates to the murder of Cardiff prostitute Lynette White in 1988, was the most sensational in South Wales for many years.

The three men - Tony Paris, Yusef Abdullahi and Stephen Miller - had their convictions quashed in 1992 after the Court of Appeal said that police officers investigating the case had committed serious misconduct.

Many years later, following advances in DNA technogly, Jeffrey Gafoor was convicted of Ms White's murder.

The corruption trial, which began in July, followed a lengthy re-investigation of the case.

The seven-year re-investigation together with the trial itself will have cost millions of pounds - some estimates have put the cost at £10m.

But the cost to the public purse could rise again because it is understood the former officers plan to sue for wrongful arrest.

Judge Sweeney discharged the jury after the prosecution admitted evidence had been destroyed by police investigating their own former colleagues.

The judge said: "When a trial become irretrievably unfair it must stop.

"If the defence is not presented with the material when they should be a trial becomes unfair.

"That is why the disclosure process must be conducted with compete integrity."

He welcomed the police inquiry into the handling of their own case which collapsed after the marathon trial at Swansea Crown Court.

Judge Sweeney said: "It is vitally important that the review gets to the bottom of what went wrong and that in the course appropriate action is taken not least to ensure that there is not a repeat of this."

Eight retired officers – all accused of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, and one accused of perjury – had been joined in the dock by two civilians accused of perjury.

The 10 cleared of all charges today were retired Chief Inspectors Thomas Page, 62, and Graham Mouncher, 59, retired superintendent Richard Powell, 58, retired detective sergeant Paul Stephen, 50, retired detective constables Michael Daniels, 62, Paul Jennings, 51, Peter Greenwood, 59, and John Seaford, 62; and civilians Violet Perriam and Ian Massey.

They had denied the charges.

The police officers were part of a team investigating the Valentine's Day murder of Miss White, 18, who was found dead with more then 70 stab wounds in Cardiff Bay.

The eight were accused of "fitting up" Lynette's boyfriend Mr Miller along with his friends Mr Abdullahi and Mr Paris, who became known as 'the Cardiff Three' more

Monday, November 28, 2011

Ian Hurst : Scotland Yard Stench Of Corruption

Ian Hurst at Leveson Inquiry
Former British Army Intelligence Officer Ian Hurst can cause more damage to the rotten Establishment than the rest of the witnesses at the Leveson Inquiry combined. That is not to disregard their evidence, simply to put matters into proper perspective.

Ian Hurst [pseudonym Martin Ingram] said at Leveson today that he has damning evidence to prove senior police officers at the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) conspired to conceal phone hacking from the public. Did the same thing happen with the tidal wave of media corruption in Operation Motorman buried by the Blair regime?

Judge Leveson appeared slightly startled at his statement and it was quickly decided to deal with the matter in Part Two of the inquiry. If Hurst intends to submit documents and other compelling evidence to prove top cops were corrupt and covered for newspaper phone hackers, will Part Two actually be allowed to take place?

If so, Part Two will most likely be held ‘in camera’ or behind closed doors. If that happens, the Leveson Inquiry will be left without a shred of credibility.

If anyone should know about police corruption at a senior level, it is Ian Hurst, former Force Research Unit operator. Given his profound experience and high-level contacts in the intelligence community, Ian Hurst could set the Leveson Inquiry on fire if he is allowed to dish the dirt in more

What Information Was In Daniel Morgan's Notes Providing Motive To Kill?

On March 10, 1987 Daniel Morgan and Jonathan Rees, business partners with Southern Investigations, met for a beer at the Golden Lion pub in Sydenham, in a southeast district of London. After meeting with Rees, with two packets of crisps in hand for his children, someone killed the private investigator right there in the parking lot of the Golden Lion. The means of death, apparently, four blows with a Chinese-made axe, by a very strong assailant.

But why, you might ask, am I dwelling on a 24 year old homicide that occurred in London, England? To start with, I watched CNN reporter Atika Shubert's feature on Daniel Morgan's case this morning, and realized this shady event from 1987 ties in with the News of the World 'hacking scandal' that boiled to the surface, earlier this year. One can go back to that time and trace a continuous stream (no breaks whatsoever) of corruption, intrigue, and even murder most foul!

daniel morgan golden lion pub

Its one rocky road you'll travel if you dare to follow the rickety path of investigations and murky news stream regarding Daniel Morgan's case, where he seems to have uncovered some touchy information that someone didn't want him to expose. And I must add, attempting to understand how the English judicial system works (or its dysfunction) is an arduous task for a bumpkin such as I, fairing from the rowdy Heartland of Texas!

What I mean, I think, is it appears to be very hard to get a conviction that will stick in court. Thus, the main suspects (Sid Fillery, Jonathan Rees, Glen Vian, Garry Vian and two other Metropolitan police officers) are still walking around free. To avoid confusion, you may want to keep a timeline of developments handy. The Guardian published such a timeline on March 11, 2011, (Daniel Morgan axe murder case: timeline), which I'll link for your convenience at the end of my piece. more

Daniel Morgan Was Murdered. Now It Seems Justice Is Dead Too

After five police investigations, the latest of which has just ground to a halt, a case awash with clues and motives is no nearer being solved
A young, energetic private eye called Daniel Morgan was found with an axe embedded to the hilt in the side of his face in the car park of a south London pub on 10 March, 1987. Since then there have been no fewer than five police investigations into his death but no one has ever been convicted of his murder. The fifth of those inquiries juddered to a halt in court 14 of the Old Bailey on Friday morning when the judge accepted the admission of prosecution counsel, Nicholas Hilliard QC, that to proceed with the trial of the three men charged with the murder would be "oppressive" and "unfair." In the place where the jury normally sits were members of Morgan's family: his elderly mother, his widow, his daughter, his sister and his brother, Alastair. They watched in silence and in resignation as the judge, Mr Justice Maddison, listened to the formal discontinuation of the case.

Why was Daniel Morgan killed? The defence, had the case ever gone to trial, would have suggested that there were many people with a motive to bump off a busy private eye. But his brother believes very strongly that it was not because of anything Daniel Morgan had done, but because of something much more significant that he was about to do. "Daniel died because he had found out about, and was going to expose, an incident of serious police corruption," wrote Alastair in a letter to his MP back in the early 1990s as he grew increasingly angry at the way his efforts to keep the investigation alive were being swatted aside. He complained about the response he received to his requests for action: "The Metropolitan police were silent, evasive, dishonest, arrogant, nonchalant, patronising and insolent towards both myself and my mother as we expressed our profound alarm at what was becoming clear to us." His fears proved all too prescient. Why were they not taken seriously at the time?

Alastair Morgan went on snapping at the heels of the authorities and was rewarded, on some occasions, with an honourable response from politicians and police officers. Hope was kindled. Flick through the press cuttings over the years and you will see a dozen false more

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

#justice4daniel : #BBC - Jane Harvey investigates the unsolved murder of Welsh private detective Daniel Morgan.

Sadly if one live's outside the UK  as I do, you cannot view the video. Maybe someone can download on you tube  The murder of Daniel Morgan  needs to go viral.

Monday, November 21, 2011

#hackgate #justice4daniel : Axe Murder Unsolved BBC Documentary

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Axe Murder Unsolved is on BBC One Wales on Tuesday, 22 November at 22:35 GMT

Thursday, November 17, 2011

#Leveson #Pressreform : Daniel Morgan - Crooked Cops Cocaine Link

A WELSH private detective was murdered because he was about to expose crooked cops involved in a conspiracy to flood Britain with cocaine, police have told Wales on Sunday.
The Scotland Yard revelation means that for the first time in their 19-year inquiry, officers have uncovered a motive for the killing.

The butchered body of Daniel Morgan - who was brought up in Llanfrechfa, Gwent, and went to agricultural college in Monmouthshire - was found in the car park of the Golden Lion pub in Sydenham, South London, on March 10, 1987.

Embedded in the 37-year-old's skull was a cheap Chinese-made Diamond brand axe. It was wrapped in masking tape so the killer's fingerprints would not be left behind.

Leading the hunt, Detective Chief Superintendent Dave Cook said: "We believe he was killed because he was about to expose a conspiracy to supply drugs, a criminal conspiracy involving a large amount of drugs.

"We think it was cocaine. We know that it was potentially a large scale drug distribution network that he was going to expose and he was killed because of that.

"We believe there was a link to police corruption. Mr Morgan's death was the obvious way to reduce the risk of it being exposed.

"In the past we never really had a motive. Every day brings us new information. We have a number of suspects.

"But I am going to take my time and get this done properly.

"The people who have done this know they are responsible because they were there, and they know I know who they are."

In October, Mr Morgan's classic 1950s open top Austin Healey sports car was found in a London lock-up. And in August two men were arrested in connection with the case. A third was arrested in September. The men, who have not been charged, were released on police bail.

A number of witnesses have come forward with new evidence since a televised appeal on the BBC's Crimewatch programme last month.

The new development has been welcomed by Mr Morgan's family, who have always claimed he was murdered after discovering evidence of police corruption.

Mr Morgan's 78-year-old mum Isobel Hulsmann, who lives in Hay-on-Wye, has travelled back and forth to London hundreds of times in her bid to see justice done, despite suffering a heart condition.

She said: "I am very keen to get this tied up, I think it's time. I so badly want closure on this. It has been devastating. Sometimes I feel as though it happened yesterday, because there has never been any resolution to it.

"This investigation team is doing its very best. I'm hoping charges are brought and there will be a trial.
Mr Morgan's brother, Alastair, who lives in Islington, North London, added: "All I'm waiting for is for people to be charged, for the police to get sufficient evidence and charge people with his murder. We are optimistic, we have to be."

Brecon and Radnorshire MP Roger Williams, who has campaigned with the family, said: "The more public this matter is, the more likely a conviction.

"I have real admiration for Daniel Morgan's mother and brother who have not let the case slip even though they have been very badly served in the past by the police.

"I am pleased that Det Chief Supt Dave Cook is now leading the hunt. He is a man of great energy and entirely untouched by the corruption that was endemic in the Metropolitan Police force at the time of the murder.

"The exposure of a new motive for the murder involving drug supply and police corruption will bring many new leads. It is quite clear that the criminal fraternity are breaking ranks and bringing new information to the police and I'm sure that we are now better placed to gain a conviction."

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

#Pressreform #Leveson #Justice4Daniel : Home Secretary Refuses To meet Dan's Family

Family of murdered private eye Daniel Morgan appeal to Home Secretary for inquiry into failed trial/police corruption. She refuses to meet with them.

Daniel Morgan's family letter to Home Sec urging inquiry: "Are you afraid of what you might learn? Or is it that you don't care?"

Daniel Morgan's mum Isobel, 83, says: "I won't live much longer and a judicial inquiry could be the last thing I'm able to do for my son."

Monday, September 19, 2011

#Freemason Judge Richard Hone QC...throws out key witness in murder trial.

Hitman Murder Trial Collapses after Judge rejects Evidence from Key Witness !

Scotland Yard was left humiliated again today when the evidence of one of its most important supergrasses of the past decade was rejected by an Old Bailey judge.

It follows the collapse earlier this year of the £30 million investigation into the 1987 murder of private eye Daniel Morgan.

Then no evidence was offered against the alleged killers after three star witnesses, including Michael Eaton, were found to be totally unreliable.

Now a second trial based on Eaton's allegations that Mandy Fleming had hired a hitman to kill her rich husband in 2004 has also been dropped.

Fleming did admit drilling holes in Adam Fleming's £90,000 luxury cruiser which sank in Brighton marina on Valentine's Day 2004. But In both cases the trial judge ruled that Eaton - described as a pathological liar with a history of psychiatric illness - was incapable of being believed.

A total of seven people have now walked free of murder charges after Eaton was proved to be a worthless witness.

Yet in 2008 Eaton had been rewarded for giving evidence in these trials with 25 years being cut from the prison sentence he would have received for his own crimes - and has since been released.

In a judgement which can be revealed for the first time today, Judge Richard Hone condemned Eaton as "not just unreliable but false and highly dangerous."

"Eaton is capable of inventing detailed accounts of events which never happened and shows either blatant untruthfulness or alternatively a component of his personality disorder typified by folie de grandeur and self aggrandisment," he said in a withering 12 page judgment.

"By the time the summing up of Eaton's evidence of unreliability, fabrication and fantasy had concluded it would be impossible to find a sufficient bedrock of truth upon which a jury could convict any of the defendants."

Eaton, who also called himself Gary Smith, has been convicted of 30 offences, including thieving from a blind woman, and violence to his ex-partner Christine Kirby.

"It is evident that he has pride in a reputation for being a violent person," said Judge Hone. In 2008 he pleaded guilty to 20 offences - and asked for 32 more to be taken into consideration - including conspiracy to murder, bribing police officers, blackmail, firearms, burglaries and cocaine dealing.

At the Old Bailey, Judge Gerald Gordon described the case as unique and reduced a 28-year sentence to just three years because he had agreed to give evidence in the other trials.
Eaton's barrister Sarah Forshaw QC said he had put his life on the line to "clear his conscience."

"He had nothing to gain and everything to lose," she told the court. But when his evidence was produced in court psychiatrist Prof Nigel Eastman said Eaton had spent a long time in mental health care and had a personality disorder.

He described Eaton's "pointless lies... deviousness... unsubstantiated claims" and his ability "to lie well beyond an ordinary person."

He once told so many people that his mother had died that he persuaded them to contribute to her funeral. In fact she was alive and well and he was visiting her regularly.

In the Fleming case Eaton's statements were so full of lies he called called her Denise and not Mandy and mistook the address of his alleged target whom he thought was Irish when he was from the east end of London.

He also repeatedly changed his mind over the make of gun he had bought to carry out the hit and even the size of the contract he would have earned.

He claimed at one stage that he was at the heart of the conspiracy at a time when he was an in patient at a pscychiatric hosptial.

Finally he claimed he called the whole shooting off after he had sat in a Mitcham pub with Mr Fleming and found out he was "a nice chap."

Today Judge Hone ruled that charges against Mandy Fleming, 57 of Sheerness, and her then lover David Brown 50 of Sherness who had all denied conspiring with Gary Eaton to murder Adam Fleming between January 2004 and June 2006 should lie on the file.

Prosecutors offered no evidence on the same charge against Bradley Hanson, 27, of Littlehampton, W Sussex.

Mandy Fleming pleaded guilty to damaging her husband's Double Dragon luxury cruiser being reckless as to whether life would be endangered. She will be sentenced on this charge next month.

No evidence was also offered against David Camp, 67 of Shirley, Croydon, who had denied selling a prohibited weapon, a 9mm semi-automatic pistol, to Eaton between October 2004 and July 2006.

Adam Fleming, 45 of Mitcham, has started a civil action in the High Court claiming £55,000 for damage to his boat from his ex wife. The couple had met in Wales in the mid-1990s and were married on Turtle Bay Beach, Florida in 2002.

But after she started her affair with Mr Brown Mr Fleming sued for divorce which was finalised in July 2005. Fleming and Brown have since split up.

No one has been brought to justice for the Morgan murder 24 years ago. the victim was killed when hatchet was buried in his head in the car park of the Golden Lion in Sydenham.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Bernard Hogan-Howe meeting with the Daniel Morgan family.

Transcript of the meeting of the Metropolitan Police Authority held on
Thursday, 28 July 2011 at 10am in the Chamber, City Hall, SE1.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

#hackgate #Freemasons run the MET and explains why Jonathan Rees became a Mason...

Jonathan Rees obtained information using dark artsFreemason set up network of corrupt police, customs officials, taxmen and bank staff to gain valuable information

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

#hackgate #Masonic links to Daniel Morgan murder.


' The Corruption that never goes away '

DESPITE 800 POLICE OFFICERS FORCED TO LEAVE and a Commander jailed, the clean up of corruption leaves a lot to be desired.  Using a dirty cloth to remove the stains only leads to a murky patch that waits to be whitewashed over or ignored as something permanent and part of the design.  The Infamous porn squad was disbanded due to the discovery of top senior officers in the unit having links to Soho sleaze bosses who bribed them. Even the setting up of new squads to tackle that problem only led to cracks and more revelations about bent cops emerging in the new 'clean up'  The former 'Operation Countryman' cost £4million and failed as we have already mentioned - its conviction rate on bent cops was abysmal despite the uncovering of hundreds of likely suspects who obstructed the investigation.  In the 90's ' Operation Jackpot' was launched to combat corruption -- two officers were jailed and another caught in a £2million cannabis ring.  JOHN DONALD a Senior Officer of the Regional Crime Squad was caught selling secrets to underworld crime leaders and was jailed for 11 years. A score of other officers were investigated but never charged despite rumours of around 250 officers taking payments from crime bosses being publicly talked about and boasted about by cops in Scotland Yard....much much more at link.

#hackgate #Facebook: Justice for Daniel Morgan.

#hackgate #NOTW and #MET #Freemasons !

#Hackgate #NOTW Jonathan Rees the FREEMASON

Years ago, Jonathan Rees became a freemason. According to journalists and investigators who worked with him, he then exploited his link with the lodges to meet masonic police officers who illegally sold him information which he peddled to Fleet Street.

As one of Britain’s most prolific merchants of secrets, Rees expanded his network of sources by recruiting as his business partner Sid Fillery, a heavy-handed, heavy-drinking detective sergeant from the Metropolitan Police. Fillery added more officers to their network. Rees also boasted of recruiting corrupt Customs officers, a corrupt VAT inspector and two corrupt bank employees.

Other police contacts are said to have been blackmailed into providing confidential information. One of Rees’ former associates claims that Rees had compromising photographs of serving officers, including one who was caught in a drunken coma with a couple of prostitutes and with a toilet seat around his neck.

It is this network of corruption which lies at the heart of yesterday’s (Wed) claim in the House of Commons by Labour MP Tom Watson that Rees was targeting politicians, members of the royal family and even terrorist informers on behalf of Rupert Murdoch’s News International. Guardian inquiries suggest that Watson knows what he is talking about.

Much of what the police sources were able to sell to Rees was directly related to crime. But Rees also bought and sold confidential data on anybody who was of interest to his Fleet Street clients, to which the police often had special access. The Guardian has confirmed that Rees reinforced his official contacts with two specialist ‘blaggers’ who would telephone the Inland Revenue, the DVLA, banks and phone companies and trick them into handing over private data.

One of the blaggers who regularly worked for him, John Gunning, was responsible for obtaining details of bank accounts belonging to Prince Edward and the Countess of Wessex, which were then sold to the Sunday Mirror.

Gunning was later convicted of illegally obtaining confidential data from British Telecom. Rees also obtained details of accounts at Coutts Bank belonging to the Duke and Duchess of Kent. The bank accounts of Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, are also thought to have been compromised.

The Guardian has been told that Rees spoke openly about obtaining confidential data belonging to senior politicians and recorded their names in his paperwork. One source close to Rees claims that apart from Tony Blair, Jack Straw, Peter Mandelson and Alastair Campbell, he also targeted Gaynor Regan, who became the second wife of the foreign secretary Robin Cook; the former shadow home secretary Gerald Kaufman; and the former Tory minister David Mellor.

It is not yet known precisely what Rees was doing to obtain information on these political targets although in the case of Peter Mandelson, it appears that Rees acquired confidential details of two bank accounts which he held at Coutts, and his building society account at Britannia. Rees is also said to have targeted the bank accounts of members of Mandelson’s family.

An investigator who worked for Rees claims he was also occasionally commissioning burglaries of public figures to steal material for newspapers.

Southern Investigations has previously been implicated in handling paperwork which was stolen by a professional burglar from the safe of Paddy Ashdown’s lawyer, when Ashdown was leader of the Liberal Democrats. The paperwork, which was eventually obtained by the News of the World, recorded Ashdown discussing his fears that newspapers might expose an affair with his secretary.

The succesful hacking of a computer belonging to the former British intelligence officer Ian Hurst was achieved in July 2006 by sending Hurst an email containing a Trojan programme which copied Hurst’s emails and relayed them to the hacker. This included messages he had exchanged with at least two agents who informed on the Provisional IRA – Freddie Scapaticci, codenamed Stakeknife; and a second informant known as Kevin Fulton. Both men were regarded as high-risk targets for assassination. Hurst was one of the very few people who knew their whereabouts. The hacker cannot be named for legal reasons.

There would be further security concern if evidence finally confirms strong claims by those close to Rees that he claimed to have targeted the then Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Sir John Stevens, who would have had regular access to highly sensitive intelligence. Sir John’s successor, Sir Ian Blair, is believed to have been targeted by the News of the World’s full-time investigstor, Glenn Mulcaire. Assistant commissioner John Yates was targeted by Rees when Yates was running inquiries into police corruption in the late 1990s. It appears that Yates did not realise that he himself had been a target when he was responsible for the policing of the phone-hacking affair between July 2009 and January 2011.

Targeting the Bank of England, Rees is believed to have earned thousands of pounds by penetrating the past or present mortgage accounts of the then governor, Eddie George; his deputy, Mervyn King, who is now governor; and half-a-dozen other members of the Monetary Policy Committee.

Rees carried out his trade for years. His career as a peddlar of privacy stretches back into the 1990s, when he worked assiduously for the Daily Mirror, the Sunday Mirror and the News of the World. Rees and Fillery had three key media contacts, some of whose conversations with them were recorded by a police bug in their south London office: Doug Kempster from the Sunday Mirror who was recorded wittily suggesting that “Asians look better dead”; Gary Jones from the Daily Mirror who was recorded as Rees told him that some of what he was doing for the Mirror was illegal; and Alex Marunchak, the executive editor of the News of the World.

This lucrative career was crudely interrupted in September 1999 when Rees was arrested and then jailed for plotting to plant cocaine on a woman so that her ex-husband would get custody of her children. Sid Fillery similarly ran into trouble with the long of the arm of the law which he was so keen to twist. He was arrested, convicted for possession of indecent images of children and retreated to Norfolk to run a pub. Rees, however, emerged from prison in May 2004 and proceeded to carry on trading, this time exclusively for the News of the World, then being edited by Andy Coulson, who went on to become David Cameron’s media adviser.

The scale and seriousness of Rees’ activities have worrying implications for Operation Weeting, the Scotland Yard inquiry which finally – unlike its two predecessors – is making a robust attempt to get to the truth of the scandal. They have been told to focus on one private investigator, Glenn Mulcaire; on one illegal technique, phone-hacking; which he deployed for the one newspaper which paid him on a full-time contract, the News of the World. That alone is consuming the full-time efforts of 45 officers.

The truth is that Mulcaire was only one of a dozen different investigators, many of whom used other illegal techniques. And the News of the World, as journalists all over Fleet Street know, was not the only enthusiastic employer of these dark arts. Mulcaire and his phone-hacking became the single focus through the simple fluke that he was clumsy enough to get caught interfering with the voicemail of the royal household – the one target which would finally move the police into taking on a Fleet Street paper. The police famously failed to look beyond him, and it is only now that the rest of the truth is beginning to emerge.

With the new disclosures of Rees’ operation, there will be pressure on Weeting to expand its inquiry, which would involve recruiting still more officers. And, in the background, there is a small queue of other investigators waiting to have their names – along with their Fleet Street clients – added to Weeting’s list of suspects.

High among them will be a former Metropolitan Police detective who was accused of corruption in the early 1980s and forced out of his job after a disciplinary hearing. Senior Yard sources say that this detective then came up with a novel form of revenge. He acquired a press card and proceeded to act as a link between Fleet Street crime correspondents and the network of corrupt detectives he knew so well.

Former crime reporters from several national newspapers have told the Guardian that they used this detective to carry cash bribes – thousands of pounds in brown envelopes – to serving officers. Scotland Yard for years have been aware of his activity and have attempted but failed to catch him and stop him. The crime reporters say that one reason for the Yard’s failure is that, when the Yard tried to stop the corruption, serving officers tipped them off so they could evade detection.

And there is more. The Guardian has identfied a total of eleven specialist ‘blaggers’ who were paid by wealthy clients, including Fleet Street newspapers, to steal medical records, bank statemets, itemised phone bills, tax files and anything else which was both confidential and