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New call for Dr David Kelly inquest

Eight medical and legal experts have demanded a full inquest into the death of the government weapons inspector David Kelly.

The experts say that the official cause of death - a haemorrhage - was "extremely unlikely" in the light of new evidence. The claim comes in a letter from eight senior figures, including a coroner, published in The Times newspaper.

Dr Kelly's body was found in 2003 near his Oxfordshire home after he was exposed as the source of a BBC story on the grounds for going to war in Iraq.

The BBC's Home Affairs correspondent Daniel Sandford reports.

  • 13 Aug 2010
  • From the section UK