The substance of the email was a somewhat more formal statement of the evidence underlying The Harrowdown Hill Challenge (Level 1) - that the distribution of blood on David Kelly's clothing indicates that he was murdered.
The email was also sent for action to Chief Constable Sarah Thornton, Deputy Chief Constable Francis Hapgood and Assistant Chief Constable Helen Ball of Thames Valley Police in connection with my report of 28th October 2010 (URN 514 - Unique Reference Number - of 28/10/10) indicating that Dr. David Kelly may have been murdered.
With the compelling evidence casting doubt on Lord Hutton's "suicide hypothesis" and indicating that Dr. David Kelly was murdered it remains to be seen how much longer the Attorney General and Thames Valley Police continue their inactivity.
There has been a murder and it needs to be investigated, in my view.
The title of the email was:
David Kelly - Blood distribution indicates it was murder
The text of the email was:
This email is intended for the attention of the Attorney General in connection with a possible application to the High Court for an Order that an inquest be held into the death of Dr. David Kelly.
I believe that the issue which I describe in this communication is "new evidence" in the meaning of Section 13 of the Coroners Act 1988.
In brief, I believe that the distribution of blood on Dr. Kelly's body and clothing demonstrates beyond reasonable doubt that he was murdered.
To understand that conclusion it is necessary to think about the forensic evidence in much greater detail and with more care than was done at the Hutton Inquiry.
I lay out some essentials of that evidence here.
I assume (and the "suicide hypothesis" adopted by Lord Hutton demands) that David Kelly was alone in the woods at Harrowdown Hill with the only weapon at hand being a pruning knife which was some 40 or 50 years old.
The arterial rain to the left of the body (if genuine) demonstrates that significant blood flow took place only inches from the ground. In the absence of evidence of arterial rain from a height I discount the possibility that Dr. Kelly used a tree trunk as a prop to make the incisions. (In any case if he had used a tree trunk as a prop similar considerations apply as discussed below with respect to bracing position 2.)
If Dr. Kelly made the incisions himself then he had to brace his left wrist in some way. After spending some hours thinking about the possibilities I view these as credible / possible bracing positions while sitting against a tree trunk.
The following are the bracing positions of the left wrist:
1. Adjacent to the left thigh
1(a) - To the left of the left thigh
1(b) - Resting on the left thigh
2. Braced against the left upper chest close to the left side of the chin
3. Resting across the right thigh just above the knee
(I discount the possibility of the left wrist resting in the lap. Access to the ulnar artery is next to impossible in that position and there is no blood staining and/or arterial rain in the relevant places.)
If the "suicide hypothesis" is correct then the wound which transected the ulnar artery surely is the final wound made. Therefore the other wounds would have blood flowing or seeping from them during the process of making the "final wound".
But there is an absence of arterial rain and blood seeping/staining in the relevant places.
For no bracing position is there the expected blood staining and/or arterial rain.
1(a) - There ought to be blood stains and/or arterial rain on the left side of the left thigh of the jeans. There is none.
1(b) - There ought to be blood stains and/or arterial rain on the upper surface of the left thigh of the jeans and probably arterial rain extending over at least parts of both lower legs. There is none.
2. There ought to be arterial rain on the left side of the face and/or the left side of the neck and/or the upper part of the left side of the Barbour jacket. There is none.
3. There ought to be blood stains and/or arterial rain on the upper surface of the right thigh of the jeans above the right knee. There is none.
Assuming, as the "suicide hypothesis" demands, that David Kelly was alive when he went to Harrowdown Hill and the only available weapon was the pruning knife I conclude that the "suicide hypothesis" does not fit with the forensic evidence. In other words, David Kelly did not himself make the wounds described by Dr. Hunt on Dr. Kelly's left wrist.
I further conclude from the above and other technical considerations that a "Scene Setter" manufactured the superficial appearance of suicide at Harrowdown Hill.
The motive for the "Scene Setter"? To conceal the murder of Dr. David Kelly.
I would be grateful if you would confirm receipt of this email and that the information contained in it will be drawn to the attention of the Attorney General in the context of the application that an inquest be held into the death of Dr. David Kelly.
I would also ask that you confirm that the issue has been forwarded for detailed technical assessment to a forensic pathologist and a forensic biologist, each being independent of any organisation with which Dr. Hunt and Mr. Green are associated.
Those forensics professionals, and/or the Attorney General, may wish to be familiar with this: The Death of David Kelly - "The Harrowdown Hill Challenge (Level 1)" ( http://chilcotscheatingus.blogspot.com/2011/06/death-of-david-kelly-harrowdown-hill.html ) which attempts to communicate the above in a more informal way. It may help the forensics professionals better understand what I am attempting to communicate.
If my communication to the Attorney General of 12th April 2011 about technical issues relating to the knife and wounds has not yet been forwarded for technical assessment to the relevant forensics experts (see http://chilcotscheatingus.blogspot.com/2011/04/death-of-dr-david-kelly-important.html ) I again request that that be done.
This email is copied for action to Chief Constable Sarah Thornton, Deputy Chief Constable Francis Habgood and Assistant Chief Constable Helen Ball of Thames Valley Police in connection with URN 514 of 28/10/10 in which I informed Thames Valley Police of my view that Dr. David Kelly was murdered.
(Dr) Andrew Watt