Doctors demand David Kelly inquest

Fresh information about the absence of fingerprints on items found near the body of government scientist David Kelly has strengthened the case for a full inquest into his death, campaigners have told the Attorney General.

The claim comes in a new dossier of evidence handed to Dominic Grieve yesterday by a group of doctors who are petitioning him for the reopening of inquiries into the Iraq weapons inspector's death in 2003.

Mr Grieve is expected to announce within weeks whether he will comply with the doctors' call for him to issue a legal request – known as a "fiat" – for the High Court to order a coroner's inquest.