Like the Evian water bottle that my most recent posts have focussed on the spectacles are another thing worth blogging about I think.
Dr Hunt, in his report, describes finding a pair of bi-focal spectacles in a pocket of the jacket. He again refers to them as bi-focal spectacles at the Hutton Inquiry. The fact that they weren't on his face at Harrowdown Hill but in his pocket led Dr Hunt to speculate that their removal was indicative of Dr Kelly wanting to cause himself self-harm. Oddly no spectacles case was found at the scene suggesting a possibility that he was otherwise wearing them.
In this earlier post I had commented on the spectacle wearing http://drkellysdeath-timeforthetruth.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/dr-kelly-interview-germ-warfare.html One would need to make a close inspection of the various photographs and videos of Dr Kelly to ascertain if it was obvious that he was a wearer of bi-focals. If so I hadn't noticed.
Interestingly someone has made a Freedom of Information request to Thames Valley Police about these spectacles, particularly asking whether DNA and fingerprint tests had been carried out on them. They had but nothing had been recovered.
What I found quite strange was that TVP tested for fingerprints on three separate days. That seems to me to be a high level of concern. The FOI result states that fingerprint tests were conducted on 20/7/2003, 29/7/2003 and 30/7/2003.
The first of these (20/7) is a Sunday and just two days after finding the body. As described in an earlier post they were tested for marks by technician Renee Gilliland on 29/7. Ms Gilliland goes on to say that all the articles were resealed and repackaged and that they were collected by hand on 1 August. The FOI answer though says that they were tested on the 30th as well as the 29th.