THE brother of a murdered private investigator has spoken of his hopes for justice after meeting the Metropolitan Police Authority (MPA) chairman.

Alastair Morgan and his mother Isobel Hulsmann met with Len Duvall protesting a Home Office decision not to order a public inquiry into the 1987 killing of Daniel Morgan.

Daniel Morgan, then 37, was found dead in the car park of the Golden Lion pub, Sydenham Road, Sydenham, with an axe embedded in his skull.

At the meeting last week Mrs Hulsmann, 77, and Mr Morgan, 56, expressed their anger at Home Office Minister Hazel Blears' refusal to order a public inquiry despite admitting the first police investigation was "less than satisfactory".

Also present was Lewisham West MP Jim Dowd in whose constituency the murder took place.

There have already been four police investigations into the murder, the latest ending in 2003.

At the inquest into Mr Morgan's death in 1988 it was alleged Met police officers were involved in the murder.

And last year, 83 MPs signed an Early Day Motion calling for a public inquiry into the case.

Mr Morgan said: "We feel this is the best meeting we have had with the authorities."

He said Mr Duvall agreed the situation was completely unsatisfactory, could not be left as it is, and was taking legal advice about what could be done.

Mr Dowd said last week: "A man was brutally murdered and no-one has been brought to book for it.

"Previous inquiries have left more questions unanswered than answered."

He added: "The claim of possible police involvement is such a serious allegation, only a public inquiry can resolve the matter."

An MPA spokesman said: "Len Duvall was keen to hear an account from the family and has undertaken to come back to them."