UK Daily Mail
Aug 19, 2010
A fresh investigation into the death of Dr David Kelly could be launched if new evidence comes to light, the Attorney General said yesterday.
Dominic Grieve said he was prepared to intervene to ‘give the public reassurance’ and admitted those who think Lord Hutton’s inquiry into Dr Kelly’s death left unanswered questions ‘may have a valid point’.
But the Government’s most senior legal officer said he could not apply to the High Court for a full inquest on a ‘hunch’, and that fresh evidence must be put to him before he considers doing so.
The Whitehall weapons inspector’s body was found in woods near his Oxfordshire home in July 2003 after he was identified as the source of a BBC story claiming the then Labour government ‘sexed up’ its dossier on Iraq’s supposed weapons of mass destruction.
This article was posted: Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 3:33 am