I have checked the Hutton Inquiry web site and can find not a single mention of closed-circuit television or other similar devices having been present at the home of Dr. David Kelly in July 2003.
This strikes me as a startling omission.
Consider the position.
David Kelly, as I understand it, had several computers (assumed to store highly sensitive information) and voluminous paperwork (of similar nature) in his study/office at home.
David Kelly spent much of his time away from home.
Is it likely that an assortment of intelligence services or other such organisations would be happy for their information to be vulnerable to theft by a casual burglar?
I would suggest, firmly, that such an scenario is wholly unbelievable.
The question then becomes what security measures would such agencies insist on at David Kelly's home.
It seems to me that, at a minimum, CCTV would have been installed.
If CCTV was installed, why was there not a single mention at the Hutton Inquiry of the presence of CCTV or what it showed?
It could have, for example, shown exactly what time he left his home on the afternoon of 17th July 2003. And whether he was alone or accompanied. And whether he seemed to have left of his own free will or under duress.
And it would be very odd for Lord Hutton not to inquire about that.
Surely in his time as Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland he had CCTV at home?
And, yet, he seems not to have even considered the possibility that CCTV evidence might be available.
The "see no evil" approach?
If CCTV was present at David Kelly's home, why would ACC Page and other Thames Valley Police officers fail to mention it at the Hutton Inquiry?
CCTV is such an obvious facility to expect at Dr. Kelly's house. So far as I can gather, nobody has asked about it up to now.
You have to wonder why not.