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BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 04 January 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e2

Judges rule out new inquest into death of David Kelly: A retired orthopaedic surgeon, David Halpin, has lost a High Court challenge to a decision by the attorney general for England and Wales, Dominic Grieve, not to ask the court to order a new inquest into the death of the UK government scientist David Kelly. The Hutton inquiry concluded that Dr Kelly killed himself after being revealed as the source of a BBC report that the UK government had exaggerated the case for the Iraq war, but a group …

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