Mystery and doubt - the stuff of spy thrillers - surrounded the death of the David Kelly - the biological weapons expert attached to the Ministry of Defence, who spilled the beans to Andrew Gilligan, a British journalist.
In a nutshell, the doubters say Kelly would not have died from the injuries he is supposed to have inflicted on himself at the time he died.from www.guardian.co.uk
Official cause of David Kelly's death is 'extremely unlikely', say group of legal and medical experts
A group of prominent legal and medical experts called today for a full inquest into the death of the government scientist David Kelly in 2003.
Nine experts including Michael Powers, a QC and former coroner, and Julian Blon, a professor of intensive care medicine, said in a letter to the Times that the official cause of death – haemorrhage from the severed artery – was "extremely unlikely".
"Insufficient blood would have been lost to threaten life," they said. "Absent a quantitative assessment of the blood lost and of the blood remaining in the great vessels, the conclusion that death occurred as a consequence of haemorrhage is unsafe."
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 which could be fired within 45 minutes.
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