Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Dr David Kelly Death: Doctors call for fresh probe into the death of government scientist

Doctors probing the death of Dr David Kelly wrote to the Chief Coroner yesterday calling for his inquest to be resumed and the suicide verdict re-examined.

In a letter to Judge Peter Thornton QC, they said there had been ‘deficiencies in legal processes’ that meant the government scientist’s inquest had never been formally closed, no final death certificate had been issued and no cause of death had been confirmed by a coroner.

They also said the first police officer at the scene had changed his account of how the body was positioned, bolstering claims that it had been moved.