The Attorney General, The Right Hon. Dominic Grieve QC MP, refuses to facilitate a new inquest into the unnatural death of Dr David Kelly 17/18 July 2003.
We doctors are perplexed and outraged that the Attorney General has refused our plea for the High Court to be asked to quash the inquest that was concluded by the Oxfordshire Coroner and for a fresh and complete inquest to follow.
A Memorial was drawn up by Dr Stephen Frost, the lead doctor, and by Leigh Day & Co. These 34 pages of evidence and explanation were given to the Attorney General in September 2010. The central thrust was that there was an 'insufficiency of inquiry' into the unnatural death of Dr Kelly at the Hutton inquiry. The evidence is compelling and provides all six reasons under Section 13 A of the 1988 Coroner's act for the quashing when only one reason is sufficient. Furthermore, the test is generous; it is only necessary for the court to accept that the verdict of a new inquest might be different and not that it would be different to allow our plea. It is both necessary and desirable that a fresh inquest be held in the interests of justice.
Evidence submitted by David Halpin FRCS in five documents to the Attorney General, Dominic Grieve, as part of a plea with 5 other doctors for a new inquest on Dr David Kelly. Summaries of these four documents were included with other evidence in an Addendum to a Memorial -
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