The new evidence is that a photograph is said to show that the strap of the watch found at Harrowdown Hill is on top of the knife.
This evidence is mentioned at point 90 in the Schedule of responses to issues raised.
Dr Hunt relied on the removal of the watch as
indicative of suicide. However, DC Coe’s
evidence was that the watch was on top of the
knife. If that is correct that knife was not used
to make the cuts. This discrepancy was not
Dc Coe reported that when he first attended the scene he witnessed
Dr Kelly's watch as being "on top" of the knife. Dr Hunt sets out that
the knife was actually "adjacent" to Dr Kelly's watch. Photographs
taken show that both descriptions could be considered accurate as a
short section of the strap appears to rest on the handle of the knife
whilst the bulk of the watch is adjacent.
The problem I see is that if, as Dr. Hunt speculated, the watch was taken off to allow better access for the knife then it follows that the knife was in use after the watch was taken off and, presumably, laid on the ground.
If Dr. Hunt's speculation was correct then the knife should be on top of the watch.
But we're told that it's the other way round. Part of the watch strap is on top of the knife.
And that makes me doubt if Dr. Hunt's speculation has any basis in fact.