ONE OF the reasons why the 1987 murder of Daniel Morgan has not been properly covered by Britain’s national media is the fact he was part-Welsh.
After nearly two decades involved in this story, I’m convinced Daniel’s Welsh background is a significant factor.
His father John — a native Welsh-speaker from Pontardawe — was wounded and captured at Arnhem in World War 2.
After the war he was commissioned a captain and posted to Singapore.
There he met Isobel and their two sons, Alastair and Daniel, were born in the British colony.
Daniel was premature and there were problems with one of his legs.
John Morgan resigned his commission to bring him back for treatment in the newly-created NHS.
The family lived for many years in Llanfrechfa near Cwmbran.
John, who had worked as a coalminer on his return from Singapore, died of emphysema at 41.
Daniel didn’t reach that age.
He was just 37 when he was axed to death in the car park of a south London pub.
The private investigator was married with two small children.
The prime suspect has always been Daniel’s business partner, Jonathan Rees.
One of the Scotland Yard detectives who investigated the murder, sergeant Sid Fillery, was kicked off the inquiry when it emerged he was a close friend of Rees.
Within a year Fillery retired — and stepped into the dead man’s shoes as Rees’ new partner.
Both were finally charged in 2008 — Rees with the murder, Fillery with attempting to pervert the course of justice.
The case collapsed. (more...)
Please listen to Ep 1. 2nd Series of @UntoldMurder This true story has major new revelations of serious concern. https://t.co/Y9eEEZFybm— Frank Matthews (@lamplightercop) May 18, 2017