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Former policeman's trial in Daniel Morgan case stayed

Daniel Morgan (picture: Justice for Daniel website)
Daniel Morgan, a private investigator, was killed in 1987

The prosecution of a former Metropolitan policeman for attempting to pervert the course of justice in a murder investigation has been stayed.

Sidney Fillery, 63, from Norfolk, a former detective sergeant, has been discharged at the Old Bailey.

He had pleaded not guilty to the charge which alleged he threatened a potential witness in relation to the 1987 murder of private investigator Daniel Morgan.

Four other men are due to face trial in September charged with murder.

Mr Morgan, 37, a father-of-two from Monmouthshire, was found with an axe embedded in his skull outside the Golden Lion pub in Sydenham, south-east London, on 10 March, 1987.

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