Ex-cop was wrongfully arrested for ‘axe in the head’ murder


Three men prosecuted for the notorious unsolved axe murder of a a private eye have lost their bid for compensation over claims the Met bribed an informant to frame them. 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 2011, a…

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