New theory questions Hutton finding over death of weapons inspector, but says he was not murdered
Aug 15, 2010
A retired pathologist cast further doubt yesterday on the circumstances surrounding the death of Dr David Kelly, the government weapons inspector said to have committed suicide in 2003. She also criticised Lord Hutton’s handling of the inquiry into his death. Dr Jennifer Dyson joined other experts questioning the official finding that Kelly bled to death. She argued it was more likely that the 59-year-old scientist suffered a heart attack due to the stress he had been placed under.
The intervention came as Michael Howard, the former Conservative Party leader, became the most prominent politician to call for a full inquest into the inspector’s death. He told The Mail on Sunday that questions over the death meant that calling a full inquiry would be “entirely appropriate”.
Kelly, Britain’s most senior inspector in Iraq, was found dead in woods near his home in Oxfordshire. He was revealed to be the source behind a BBC news story which accused Tony Blair’s former communications chief Alastair Campbell of “sexing up” the so-called “dodgy dossier” about Iraq’s weapons.
This article was posted: Sunday, August 15, 2010 at 5:10 am