Nick Thomas-Symonds – 2021 Comments on the Daniel Morgan Report

The comments made by Nick Thomas-Symonds, the Shadow Home Secretary, on 15 June 2021.

The findings in this report are damning and go to the very heart of our policing, criminal justice system and media. My thoughts are with the Morgan family who have been denied justice for over three decades.

The Panel’s finding of a “form of institutional corruption” is incredibly serious. The Metropolitan Police must now account for what has happened and act on the report.

Ministers must set out a detailed timeline for when the report’s recommendations will be implemented. The time for a ‘duty of candour’ is long overdue, and it is for the Government to provide reassurance to the Morgan family and the wider public that something like this can never happen again.