June 9, 2011
A fresh inquest into the death of Dr David Kelly has been rejected by the attorney general, Dominic Grieve, after he concluded there was “overwhelmingly strong” evidence that the government weapons inspector took his own life.
In a statement to MPs Grieve called for a line to be drawn under the matter as he criticised the “imaginative speculation” of those who have suggested in the eight years since Kelly’s death that he was murdered.
Catherine McKinnell, the shadow solicitor general, immediately endorsed Grieve’s decision as she praised the “comprehensive nature” of his inquiry in which he asked independent experts to review evidence supplied by a group of doctors who questioned the cause of death.
Grieve, who said there was no evidence to suggest a cover-up or a conspiracy in the death of Kelly, told MPs he had found no evidence to change the original conclusion of the Hutton inquiry, which confirmed the causes of death in the death certificate. The causes were, firstly, haemorrhage and incised wounds to the left wrist and, secondly, co-proxamol ingestion and coronary artery atherosclerosis.
This article was posted: Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 9:12 am