A NEW chair has been announced for the stalled independent panel review investigating police corruption in the Daniel Morgan case. Baroness Nuala O'Loan, who was the first police ombudsman in Northern Ireland, will take over the review of the case of South Norwood private investigator Mr Morgan, who was found with an axe embedded in his head in Sydenham pub The Golden Lion in 1987. A Hillsborough-style panel review started late last year led by retired judge Sir Stanley Burnton, who has now been replaced by Baroness O'Loan, a noted public figure in Northern Ireland. Home Secretary Theresa May said Baroness O'Loan had been appointed because she has a "wealth of experience in dealing with serious and sensitive cases of alleged police misconduct and corruption". Mr Morgan was said to be close to uncovering a web of police corruption at the time of his death and five subsequent police investigations into the murder all collapsed. The dad-of-two, who lived in Warminster Road, also ran his business Southern Investigations from Thornton Heath High Street.
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