David Kelly (weapons expert)

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David Christopher Kelly CMG (14 May 1944 – 17 July 2003) was a Welsh scientist. He was a well known person in biological warfare (BW). He was born in Glamorgan.

In July 2003 he had an off-the-record conversation with BBC's Andrew Gilligan, during their discussion they talked about the 2002 dossier on Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, which stated that some of Iraq's chemical and biological weapons were deployable within 45 minutes.[1]

After the BBC interview, Kelly's was called to appear on 15 July before the parliamentary Intelligence and Security and Foreign Affairs Select committees. Two days later Kelly was found dead near his home, aged 59.

Kelly killed himself by cutting his wrist while taking a large amount of dextropropoxyphene at a woodland area in Oxfordshire.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "David Kelly and the BBC". BBC. Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  2. "Witness History, The death of David Kelly". BBC. Retrieved 12 February 2020.