Friday, 3 December 2010

The water left in the Evian bottle

I made a Freedom of Information request to Thames Valley Police on 8 November.  I am attaching my request and their response to it:

Thank you for your request for information dated 08/11/2010 which for clarity I have repeated below.

On the 18th July 2003 the dead body of Dr David Kelly was found at Harrowdown Hill, Oxfordshire.  Close to his body we are told that there was an open bottle of Evian water with an unspecified amount of water in it.  This FoI request is to be informed about the exact quantity of water that was still in the bottle.

Your request for information has now been considered and I am able to inform you there was 111 millilitres of water remaining in the bottle.


  1. Brian,

    We now know that David Kelly is supposed to have swallowed ... if Hutton is to be believed ... 29 co-proxamol tablets using a maximum of 389ml of water.

    I don't believe that he did.

    The "suicide hypothesis" is hugely problematic.

  2. Brian, I don't think anybody could swallow 29 coproxamol tablets and not drink at least 500ml of water!
    I am convinced that David Kelly did not consume ANY coproxamol tablets.
    If he had done so there would have been traces of dextropropoxyphene in his stomach (Remember how the toxicologist managed to find traces of the drug on the water bottle....but does not appear to have found any in the stomach contents)
    I believe Dr Kelly took (or was given, via a tube) a dose of paracetamol in the capsulated form, they are easy to swallow they contain over 50% more paracetamol than coproxamol and they contain caffeine, plus they have a film coating on them.....caffeine and small pieces of film coating are things that the pathologist DID find in the stomach at post mortem.
    The dextropropoxyphene could then be administered by an intravenous or intra-arterial injection into the blood vessels in Dr Kelly’s wrist, proir to the knife wounds being inflicted.
    This is the only way we can explain why Dr Kelly didn't drink ALL the water in the bottle and this is the only explanation for the level of paracetamol and the apparent imbalance in the dextropropoxyphene to paracetamol ratio post mortem.

  3. Frank

    If I understand correctly, this must mean that Dr Kelly had been subdued, dosed orally with paracetamol and injected with dextropropxyphene whilst his heart was still pumping? Would the latter have then killed him?

    If rogue elements had murdered him (despite Dr Kelly being under close surveillance it must be assumed) they would not have been too fussed with leaving contradictory evidence which would have got in the way of the appearance of suicide. One must conclude that the murder and cover-up were all part of the same prepared operation.

  4. felix,
    Yes dextropropxyphene given as an injection can be fatal at quite low doses.

    No, we should not conclude that the murder and cover-up were all part of the same prepared operation.

    This maybe just what they want us to think!