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Fans Are Completely Shook After Watching Channel 4's 'Murder In The Car Park'

Fans Are Completely Shook After Watching Channel 4's 'Murder In The Car Park'

True crime fans have been gripped by three-part docuseries Murder in the Car Park, which aired its first episode on Monday night.

The series delves into the unsolved murder of 37-year-old private investigator Daniel Morgan, who in 1987 was killed in a brutal axe attack in a South London carpark.

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Just three years after setting up his own detective agency, Daniel's body was discovered lying in the carpark with 'two packets of crisps in one hand, his car keys in the other and an axe sticking out of his head'.

There were no witnesses to the crime and police struggled to pick up any leads. Five criminal investigations into the case went on to collapse, at a total cost of £30mil.

Daniel Morgan was killed in an unsolved axe murder in a South London car park, 1987 (Credit: PA Images)
Daniel Morgan was killed in an unsolved axe murder in a South London car park, 1987 (Credit: PA Images)

33 years on, no one has ever been convicted of the vicious killing.

Now, with an Independent Inquiry into the case established by Parliament, Channel 4's Murder In The Car Park reopens the gruesome mystery.

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Using archive footage, dramatic reconstruction and key interviews, the docuseries examines not only how the criminal investigations themselves unfolded, but how they are linked to the excesses of the 1990s tabloid press.

The series' opening episode looked into who could have had a motive for killing Daniel, gathering testimonial from the investigating officers and the victim's brother, Alistair.

Shocked viewers took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the first 90-minute instalment, calling it "fascinating", "enraging" and "disturbing".

The docuseries combines dramatic reconstruction with archive footage and key interviews (Credit: Channel 4)
The docuseries combines dramatic reconstruction with archive footage and key interviews (Credit: Channel 4)

"Anyone else watching Murder In The Carpark? The contradictory, Rashomon-style accounts are already making me feel anxious," commented one gripped commentator.

"Murder in the car park on @Channel4 best thing I've watched had to download the rest of it. Will watch finale later. Well done," remarked another.

While a third chimed in. "Would v much any crime heads watch Murder in the Car Park on C4 right now. It's such a fascinating, enraging and disturbing murder."


Comments on the sheer number of conflicting reports given by key people within the investigation was a common theme.

"How can there be so much conflicting evidence?," asked one baffled Twitter user. "How can the police and everyone involved all be saying different things? What the hell is wrong with them?!?! #MurderInTheCarPark."

To catch the second episode, set your reminders for Monday 22nd June - or if you want to binge the whole series, it's available to watch on All4.

Murder In The Car Park continues Monday 22nd June at 9pm on Channel 4.

Featured Image Credit: Channel 4

Topics: TV and Film, True Crime, TV News, TV Entertainment, crime, Documentary, Murder

Mary-Jane Wiltsher

Mary-Jane Wiltsher is a freelance lifestyle and culture journalist. Elsewhere she writes for Stylist, Euronews, PHOENIX and What We Seee.

 

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