A reasonably competent medical examiner or forensic pathologist
would certainly be able to determine in which direction the knife
was drawn across the wrist. That question was never asked nor the
answer volunteered. In fact, a complete autopsy report would state
in which direction the wounds were inflicted. The coroner's inquest
was never completed as it was preempted by the Hutton inquiry and
the autopsy report will not be made public. Neither will the
Two paramedics who arrived by ambulance at the same time as Franklin
and Sawyer (some time after 9am) and accompanied them to where the
body was located. After checking the eyes and signs of a pulse or
breathing, they attached four electro-cardiogram pads to Kelly's
chest and hooked them up to a portable electro-cardiograph. When no
signs of heart activity were found they unofficially confirmed
death. One paramedic (Vanessa Hunt) said the Police asked them to
leave the pads on the body. The other paramedic (David Bartlett)
said they always left the pads on the body.
Both paramedics testified that DC Coe had two men with him.
Curiously, both also volunteered that there was a surprisingly small
amount of blood at the scene for an artery having been severed.
When the forensic pathologist (Dr. Nicholas Hunt) who performed the
autopsy testified, he described copious amounts of blood at the
scene. He also described scratches and bruises that Kelly 'stumbling
around' in the heavy underbrush may have caused. He said there was
no indication of a struggle or Kelly having been forcibly
However, the police made an extensive search of the area and found
no indication of anyone, including Kelly, having been in the heavy
Strangely, none of the witnesses mentioned anything about rigor
mortis (stiffening of the body) which is useful in setting the
approximate time of death. Even Dr. Hunt, when was asked directly
what changes on the body he observed that would have happened after
death, failed to mention rigor mortis. He only named livor mortis.
Hunt set the time of death within a range of 4:15pm on the 17th to
1:15am the next morning. He based the estimate on body temperature
which he did not take until 7:15pm on the 19th, some seven hours
after he arrived on the scene.
A forensic biologist (Roy James Green) had been asked to examine the
scene. He said the amount of blood he saw was consistent with a
severed artery. Green works for the same private company (Forensic
Alliance) as Dr. Hunt. A majority of the company's work is done for
The afternoon of the 18th DC Coe turned up at the Kelly residence
accompanied by a man identified only as 'an attachment,' who acted
as an 'exhibits officer' presumably collecting documents in behalf
of some other government agency.
Detective Constable Coe and those accompanying him are somewhat of a
mystery. There are no corroborating witnesses to any of his actions
to which he testified (other than 'just being there' at the scene
where the body was found).
However, on a listing of evidence provided to the Hutton inquiry by
Thames Valley Police is a reference to a document described thusly,
'TVP Tactical Support Major Incident Policy Book?Between 1430
17.07.03 and 930 18.07.03. DCI Alan Young. It is labeled 㮯t for
release - Police operational information.' Many of the exhibits are
labeled that way or are not to be released as personal information.
The police took over 300 statements from witnesses but less than 70
were forwarded to the Hutton inquiry. Witness statements were not to
be released (even to the inquiry) unless the witness signed an
authorization permitting it. TVP also withheld witness interviews
they did not consider 'relevant' to the inquiry. Witnesses were not
put under oath so it is impossible for the public to know if their
public statements are at variance with what they told police. The
'tactical support' document must have been considered relevant to
the inquiry on Kelly's death or it wouldn't have been forwarded.
So this 'tactical support' began at 2:30pm on the 17th, about one
hour before Dr. Kelly left the house on his final walk. It ended at
9:30am the following morning about the time DC Coe and his men left
the death scene. The obvious question is, to what was TVP giving
tactical support? The name given the effort was 'Operation Mason.'
(In part two of this report, we will lay out some of the reasons -
that you won't see in the national media - Dr. Kelly could not be
allowed to live.)
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