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Doctors continue fight for David Kelly inquest despite release of autopsy report

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 25 October 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c6013
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

Several doctors pushing for a full inquest into the death of the government weapons inspector David Kelly have vowed to continue their campaign after the release of the postmortem report outlining the pathologist’s reasons for concluding that he died by his own hand.

The government published the report more than seven years after Dr Kelly was found dead in woods near his home in Oxfordshire. The report, published with results of toxicology tests on Dr Kelly’s body, backs up the conclusion by Lord Hutton, the former law lord who carried out a public inquiry into the death, that Dr Kelly committed suicide.

The inquiry concluded that the scientist had decided to kill himself in July 2003 …

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