Dr Hunt gave his evidence to the Hutton Inquiry on 16 September 2003. During the course of questioning from Mr Knox Dr Hunt reveals the discovery of the co-proxamol blister packs:
Q. What did you notice about the clothing?
A. He was wearing a green Barbour type wax jacket and the zip and the buttons at the front had been undone. Within the bellows pocket on the lower part of the jacket there was a mobile telephone and a pair of bi-focal spectacles. There was a key fob and, perhaps more significantly, a total of three blister packs of a drug called Coproxamol. Each of those packs would originally have contained 10 tablets, a total of 30 potentially available.
Q. And how many tablets were left in those packs?
A. There was one left.
LORD HUTTON: Did you actually take those blister packs out? Did you discover them in the pocket yourself?
A. Yes, as part of the search, my Lord.
LORD HUTTON: Yes, I see.
So what reason could there be to take so many but leave one?
The volume of water left in the bottle was 111 ml or 22% of the original contents. Nearly a quarter not drunk then ... would he really have left so much?