We are, mercifully, almost at the denouement of one of the most high profile unsolved murders in recently British legal history. Who murdered private detective Daniel Morgan of “Southern Investigations” on 10th March 1987, and why?
Motives – Morgan was an enthusiastic cuckolder, therefore jealous partners, or husbands, are one main avenue. Leads such as “Aussie Paul” were never followed up. The only other plausible motive would be connected to the drugs trade. Not the recent spooge from Peter Jukes “Miami Vice, a billion dollar shipment” but less prosaically, a Maltese deal, which went wrong.
Why were New Scotland Yard so haphazard in tracking down the killer? The reason is that he was in the Metropolitan Police. It suited The Met far better to blame Jonathan Rees, Sid Fillery, the Vian Brothers and others linked to them, rather than shine light up prime suspects such as Fintan Creaven, Barry Wilmot and Tony McClean.
The fiasco of five major failed investigations can in part, be ascribed to The Met infiltrating and sabotaging Operation Abelard II and others internally, plus jaw dropping incompetence from high ranking plod. A major breakthrough is at hand, one which bodes ill for Old Bill. Don’t have nightmares, Clarkey.