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Borough commander pays tribute to former Bow Road police officer stabbed to death 26 years ago today

PUBLISHED: 14:02 13 December 2017 | UPDATED: 13:35 15 December 2017

DC Jim Morrison was initially based at Bow street police station. Picture credit: Tower Hamlets Police.

DC Jim Morrison was initially based at Bow street police station. Picture credit: Tower Hamlets Police.

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The borough’s police commander has laid a wreath in memory of a detective who was stabbed to death 26 years ago today.

Borough Cmdr Sue William laid a wreath  on behalf of colleagues and friends at Tower Hamlets Police. Picture credit: Tower Hamlets Police. Borough Cmdr Sue William laid a wreath on behalf of colleagues and friends at Tower Hamlets Police. Picture credit: Tower Hamlets Police.

DC Jim Morrison, who started his career at Bow Road Police Station, died after he tried to tackle a suspected bag snatcher while he was off-duty in Covent Garden on December 13, 1991.

Despite extensive inquiries and a number of arrests over the years his murderer has never been found and there is a £30,000 reward on offer to find him.

Today Borough Cmdr Sue Williams laid the wreath at the spot where the married 26-year-old died.

Sergeant Colin Geddes became close friends with Jim after they met while working at Bow Road station.

He said: “His death has left a tremendous gap in the lives of those who knew and worked with him. He is hugely missed.”

Anyone with information should call Sutton Police Station on 020 8721 4205 or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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