There is a theory that the body discovered at Harrowdown Hill on the morning of the 18th July wasn't that of Dr Kelly, that another body had been substituted for his and that he is alive and well at some unknown location. Even though fact has a habit of being stranger than fiction I can't buy into such a scenario at the moment. Ignoring that possibility we have the "fact" of Dr Kelly's dead body being discovered at Harrowdown Hill. The options to look at I suggest are:
- He committed suicide where his body was found
- He committed suicide elsewhere but he was then brought to Harrowdown Hill to give the appearance of suicide having occurred there.
- He was murdered at Harrowdown Hill and the murder was dressed up as suicide.
- He was murdered elsewhere and brought to HH and the murder dressed up as suicide.
That leaves the two murder alternatives. If we assume, as surely we have to, that the apparent appearance of suicide was carried out by professionals (and this applies to the "southend leaks" explanation as well) why was it botched to the extent that so many questions have been asked of it. It looks as if the body was having to be moved almost up to the time that the ambulance crew arrived to confirm that Dr Kelly was dead. Although delayed it was inevitable that paramedics would be called to Harrowdown Hill and that they would have to give evidence at the Hutton Inquiry. No doubt the hope was that after giving their testimonies at the Inquiry Vanessa Hunt and Dave Bartlett would just go away and forget about it. Fortunately for us they didn't. They could see with certainty that the official suicide explanation wasn't plausible and unluckily for those engaged in the cover up they went public, both on television and in the press. Luckily for us we can see and read what they said on the internet.
At this juncture I want to comment that I don't totally condemn all those involved in telling lies in regards of the cover up. I'm particularly thinking of the minor players, people such as DC Coe, PC Franklin and PC Sawyer all of whom I consider lied at the Inquiry to some extent. They are not necessarily bad men, they could have been persuaded that it really was all for the best; without actually being in their shoes at the time I can't honestly say what I might or might not have done.
Apart from DC Coe lying (admitted) I am now sure that PC Franklin and PC Sawyer had moments in which they weren't telling the truth. I am quite sure that the civilian searchers were sent to Harrowdown Hill in the certain knowledge that they would find the body of Dr Kelly there and that no harm would befall them.
There are still plenty of unknowns relating to Dr Kelly's death some of which I have previously touched on. In this regard I would remind readers of another blog in which many of the anomalies have been flagged up and discussed: it's Dr Andrew Watt's blog http://chilcotscheatingus.blogspot.com/ I want to thank those people who are interacting with me in the comments - although it is nice to know who is commenting at any particular time I appreciate that there are some who would prefer to retain there anonymity. This is fine so don't feel inhibited in adding something to the mix. The number of readers in other countries is heartening as well - my audience has extended to every continent! So thanks everyone!