One of many oddities in the documentation of the death of David Kelly is that several names are blanked out in the postmortem report published by the Ministry of Justice: Dr Kelly post mortem and toxicology reports.
In this post I list the places where names are (or seem to be) missing and, where possible, I attempt to identify the individual whose name has been obliterated.
On Page 2 the name of the Police Constable who logged Dr. Hunt into the inner cordon is obliterated.
On Page 2 the name of the Scenes of Crime Officer who showed the video to Dr. Hunt is obliterated.
On Page 3 the name of a Detective Constable is obliterated. It seems plausible that the Detective Constable is from Special Branch. Why else would he/she need to be present at the scene where the body was found. Why didn't that Detective Constable give evidence to Hutton since, arguably, he may have been the only police officer to observe what Dr. Hunt did at the scene?
On the following line a name has been deleted. I assume it is the name of Eileen Hickey, forensic biologist.
On Page 5 the name of the Detective Constable who logged Dr. Hunt out of the inner cordon is obliterated.
The name of the SOCO to whom exhibits were handed is obliterated.
On Page 6 the names of two CID officers, two SOCOs and the Coroner's Officer who observed the postmortem examination are obliterated.
I find the routine need for secrecy revealing. The underlying assumption that the British public has no "right to know" is intriguing.