Thirty years on, £50k reward to find detective’s killer

Crimewatch Live appeal for information over 1991 stabbing in Covent Garden

Friday, 11th March — By Tom Foot

DC Jim Morrison

DC Jim Morrison, who was murdered in 1991

A REWARD of £50,000 has been staked for information that helps crack an unsolved police murder case from more than 30 years ago.

DC Jim Morrison was off duty when he was stabbed in Montreal Place, Covent Garden, on December 13, 1991 following a struggle with a man he was trying to arrest.

He had been in the Nell Gwynne pub at Bull Inn Court when he chased a bag snatcher who knifed him.

DC Morrison was aged 26 at the time of his death and left behind a widow, Victoria.

The appeal was featured on BBC’s Crimewatch Live yesterday (Thursday).

Chief Inspector Rebecca Reeves said: “Over the years officers have followed leads in Germany, Belgium, Canada, France and Ireland in attempting to solve this case but with no breakthrough.’’

The money will be paid for information leading to the identification, arrest and prosecution of the person responsible.

DCI Reeves added: “Every year that goes by we make progress, but we are still short of the evidence that will signal a breakthrough in this case.

“I believe there are people who still hold vital information about who is responsible for DC Morrison’s murder.

“I want to hear from anyone with information about the suspect or about the group he was part of.

“The answers Jim’s family need could lie with someone who lived in London in 1991, but is now abroad. They may not know that we are still investigating, but we never give up.

“Thirty years on we are still investigating and will not give up the search for justice.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8785 8267.

You can also provide information via the internet by following this link: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/0101020107V95-PO1

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