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Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Dr David Kelly files to be released.

I'm glad that they've seen some sense over this highly contentious issue. I think that his family and the wider public have a right to know how this man died.

Confidential medical evidence about the death of David Kelly, the expert in biological warfare, is to be released.

Lord Hutton, the retired law lord who chaired the inquiry into Dr Kelly’s death, has indicated that he will release to a group of doctors the medical records and results of the post-mortem examination that have to date remained unpublished. His 2004 report, commissioned by Tony Blair, concluded that Dr Kelly killed himself by cutting his wrist with a blunt gardening knife.

Commenter's at the time said that this was a very improbable cause of his death.

Last year they published a medical dossier saying that Lord Hutton’s conclusion that Dr Kelly killed himself by severing the ulnar artery in his left wrist after taking an overdose of prescription painkillers was untenable because the artery is small and hard to access; and severing it would not in any case cause death.

Read the entire article here.

1 comment:

  1. I would agree with you FE. What does surprise me is that it appears the family haven't seen the post mortem results as yet. What's in them which makes such upsetting reading? From what I saw of Mrs Kelly on TV at the time, she appeared to be a woman who could handle life.

    Parents of dead soldiers read post mortems and I would suggest some of those are far more gruesome.


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