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David Kelly: 'Many issues unresolved' over death

There is a need for an inquest into the death of Dr David Kelly, according to former assistant coroner Dr Michael Powers QC.

Dr Powers said that there had never been an adequate investigation into the cause of Dr Kelly's death, and that many questions remain unanswered.

Dr Kelly's body was found in woods close to his Oxfordshire home in 2003, shortly after it was revealed that he was the source of a BBC report casting doubt on the government's claim that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction capable of being fired within 45 minutes.

An inquest was suspended by then Lord Chancellor Lord Falconer, who ruled that Lord Hutton's inquiry could take its place.

Lord Hutton's report in 2004 concluded that Dr Kelly had killed himself by cutting an artery in his wrist.

  • 09 Jun 2011
  • From the section UK
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