Six doctors demand reopening of inquest into death of David KellyBMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b5386 (Published 09 December 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b5386
- Clare Dyer
Six doctors are taking legal action to try to get the inquest into the death of the government scientist David Kelly reopened because they believe the original verdict of suicide to be unsafe.
Dr Kelly, 59, a weapons expert, was found dead in woods near his Oxfordshire home more than six years ago after he had gone out for a walk. His wrist was found to have been slashed, and he had painkillers in his bloodstream, although not at a lethal level.
He was under pressure after being named as the source of a BBC …