Tuesday, 26 October 2010

The Death of David Kelly - The Missing Forensic Biologist's Report

One of the overtly irregular aspects of how Lord Hutton inquired into the death of David Kelly is that the evidence of the forensic biologist, Mr. Roy Green, was taken when his tests were incomplete!

The transcript of Mr. Green's evidence, taken on the afternoon of Wednesday 3rd September 2003 includes the following statement (at Page 149 Line 1):

Well, my examinations are still ongoing.

Lord Hutton was told, in terms, that Mr. Green's tests were ongoing.

Did Lord Hutton later recall Mr. Green to give further evidence?

No, he did not.

Did Mr. Green produce a written statement to Lord Hutton?

On Page 149, Lines 7 and 8 he stated:

I have not put my evidence down in a statement form as yet

So far as I can trace, Mr. Green's statement is absent from the Hutton Inquiry documentation.

Did Lord Hutton put in the public domain the results of Mr. Green's examination of the scene (he spent almost 5 hours at the scene where Dr. Kelly's body was found) and the subsequent approximately 50 laboratory tests he carried out?

So far as I can trace, he did not.

The result is that the public is kept in the dark about the results of Mr. Green's tests.

On these ground alone, Lord Hutton's inquiry into the death of Dr. David Kelly falls far short of a competent and diligent inquiry.

An inquest that does not conceal what might be crucial evidence is required, with all evidence taken on oath.

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