Ian Gallagher’s article in the “Sunday Mail” has the usual crop of errors and omissions.
Four blows were struck. The Rolex had been seen on Daniel Morgan’s corpse, in the car park, however as Det Ch Supt Douglas Campbell was drunk on duty, the crime scene was not cordoned off. The Rolex went missing. Goggzilla has been reliably told that one of the police took it.
Most risible of all is Gallagher and the “Mail” assertion that the “dominant theory” was Morgan about to make public police corruption and drugs, Nikolaus Chrastny indeed. This theory is recent, plus the dates do not add up. Either one of Morgan’s numerous female acquaintances with a jealous partner is responsible (see “Aussie Paul” the left handed axe owner) or another drugs connection – Morgan crossed the Bonnicci syndicate of Gozo and had recently returned from Malta.
Dean Vian was accepted by the Metropolitan Police when they had to dispense with full background checks to fill their quota, hence Zinzan’s annoyance. Zinzan himself is far from clean (see “The Untouchables” by Gillard).
Episode 2 airs tomorrow at 9 pm on Channel 4 or just read the review posted a few days ago here. Also available in Cambridgeshire.