Detective’s actions in axe case were ‘completely unacceptable’

SYDENHAM

A former police chief denied the force conducted a ‘witch hunt’ against a cop to implicate him in the notorious axe murder of a private eye and please the victim’s family. Daniel Morgan, a partner in Southern Investigations, was found an axe buried in his head in the carpark of the Golden Lion pub in Sydenham, southeast London, in 1987. No one has ever been successfully prosecuted for the crime, despite five separate inquiries costing the taxpayer £50 million. In…

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