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New appeal for Dr Kelly inquest
6:40pm Tuesday 24th April 2012 in Abingdon
A NEW application has been made to the Attorney General calling for a full inquest into the death of Government weapons inspector Dr David Kelly.
On July 21, 2003, Coroner Nicholas Gardiner opened an inquest into Dr Kelly’s death, three days after his body was discovered in woods at Harrowdown Hill, close to his home in Southmoor.
Prime Minister Tony Blair then commissioned the Hutton Inquiry which concluded Dr Kelly, 59, died from blood loss after cutting his wrist with a gardening knife.
But there have been repeated calls for a full inquest, with the latest application being made by Dr Andrew Watt, from Scotland, and Brian Spencer, from Cornwall. They believe questions still need to be answered regarding his death.
In February, Mr Gardiner said there had been no political pressure put on him not to order an inquest.