Following the curiosity of Murder in the Outback, new Channel Four documentary Murder in the Car Park is shining the mild on one other excessive profile case – this time the unsolved homicide of personal investigator Daniel Morgan in 1987.
Morgan was killed in a brutal axe assault in a South London pub automobile park, three years after he arrange his personal detective company, and plenty of imagine he was murdered as a result of he was on the verge of exposing police corruption in response to the Channel Four documentary, nevertheless, it was by no means confirmed.
Jonathan Rees is one of the 4 males who was charged with Morgan’s homicide in 2008, earlier than later being cleared when the case collapsed.
So what happened to him? And the place is he now?
Who is Jonathan Rees?
Jonathan Rees is personal investigator, recognized for locating out info on folks in the public eye.
He was born in September 1954 in Doncaster, and joined the Service provider Navy earlier than turning into an investigator.
In 1984, Rees arrange detective company, Southern Investigations, in Thornton Heath, Surrey, together with his enterprise accomplice Daniel Morgan.
What happened to Jonathan Rees?
On 10th March 1987, Non-public Investigator Daniel Morgan was brutally murdered with an axe in the automobile park of south London pub, The Golden Lion. There have been no witnesses.
In April 1987, Rees was arrested on suspicion of the homicide however was launched with out cost.
He was one of the first suspects for Daniel’s homicide, as he was the final particular person to have seen him earlier than the assault and the police realized the pair had a latest argument.
In the documentary, employees members of the two claimed there was “rigidity” between them and Daniel’s brother Alastair believed there was “animosity” between them.
Between Morgan’s dying in 1987 and 2008, 5 police inquiries have been carried out, at a price of £140 million up to now.
Rees was later charged with Morgan’s homicide in 2008, alongside brothers Glenn Vian and Garry Vian, in addition to a fourth man, builder James Prepare dinner.
Nonetheless the case collapsed three years later and all 4 males have been acquitted.
Where is Jonathan Rees now?
Together with the Vian brothers and Prepare dinner, Rees tried to sue the Metropolitan Police for damages.
Though their case was thrown out of court docket, they have been ultimately profitable at the Courtroom of Enchantment in 2018, profitable damages of greater than £400,000 in whole. Rees took £155,000.
In the new documentary, Rees will give his account of events for the first time ever, together with ex-Metropolitan police detective Sid Fillery and Rees’ former brother-in-law Glenn Vian. These three males who’ve discovered themselves underneath investigation for over three a long time will share their tales from the time of the homicide, and in the years following, as police investigations unravelled repeatedly.
Murder in the Car Park airs on Channel Four on Monday 15th June at 9pm. To search out out what else is on in the imply time, take a look at our TV Information.