Interest in Dr Kelly’s death remains high. People want to know if in the same way ‘intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy’, this troublesome scientist’s demise was fixed according to the government’s wishes.
After hundreds of hours spent analysing evidence given to the Hutton Inquiry and questioning witnesses, the Kelly Investigation Group has all but overturned the three official causes of death.
It has been established:
1. Dr Kelly could not have bled to death from the wound in his left wrist. From a single transected ulnar artery one would lose about a pint of blood; to die of haemorrhage one has to lose 4 to 5 pints. One of the paramedics at the scene, shocked at the absence of blood, remarked to his colleague:
‘Whatever he died of, he didn’t die of that’.
2. Contrary to the impression given at the Hutton Inquiry, forensic toxicology cannot accurately ascertain the level of medication a person has taken before death. After death, over time, concentrations of a drug can increase as much as tenfold. The toxicologist stated, based on measurements done at least 30 hours after death, the amount of co-proxamol in Dr Kelly’s bloodstream was a third of what is normally a fatal amount. If measured at the time of death, the actual amount could have been a tenth of that – in other words, Dr Kelly may only have taken 2 or 3 tablets – little more than the therapeutic dose.
3. The forensic pathologist offered no evidence that the atherosclerosis found post mortem played a significant part in Dr Kelly’s death. He did not die from cardiac arrest; if he had, the forensic pathologist would have said so at the Hutton Inquiry.
So how did Dr Kelly die? We have yet to discover.
We know that Dr Kelly’s body was moved: once before it was discovered by two search volunteers, and once after it had been discovered — during the half hour a police detective was supposedly guarding it.
A dead body that moves suggests, at the very least, some kind of illicit activity.
Through parliamentary questions, MP Norman Baker has uncovered a clandestine meeting that took place between the Coroner Nicholas Gardiner and figures at the Department of Constitutional Affairs – long after the inquest had been subsumed into Lord Hutton’s inquiry and Gardiner had been relieved of his duties in the case. The idea behind this meeting was apparently to organise a full death certificate before the Hutton Inquiry had started to examine the death itself. (Normally an inquest is adjourned and a temporary death certificate issued until an inquiry confirms the cause of death).
An intelligence figure has come forward to say Dr Kelly’s death was a ‘wet disposal’ (assassination made to look like suicide) – hastily performed.
Establishing the true means by which Dr Kelly met his death however, will require hard evidence.
We have shown there is a case to be answered, but much more can be achieved. With MP Norman Baker at a critical stage in his investigation, NOW is the time for anyone who knows anything that sheds light on how Dr David Kelly died to share what they know. If this British government scientist was ‘removed’ for being a thorn in the side of those intent on mounting a full scale invasion of Iraq to gain control of the region, it must be exposed.
If you worked with Dr Kelly, knew him, were part of the police or forensic investigation – or know someone who might have direct knowledge about his death – explain your concern in confidence now. Please phone 01425 638409 or 01425 620297 – or e-mail RowenaThursby@onetel.com