Dr Kelly ‘couldn’t have slit his wrist as he was too weak’

Dramatic new testimony has heaped pressure on ministers to reopen the investigation into the death of Dr David Kelly.

A female colleague claims that the UN weapons inspector could not have committed suicide as claimed, as he was too weak to cut his own wrist.

Mai Pedersen, a U.S. Air Force officer who served with Dr Kelly’s inspection team in Iraq, said a hand and arm injury meant that the 59-year-old even ‘had difficulty cutting his own steak’.

Dr Kelly was found dead in woods near his home in 2003 after the Government exposed him as the source of a BBC report questioning Tony Blair’s government’s case for war in Iraq.

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