The death of weapons inspector David Kelly was "typical of self-inflicted injury", according to previously secret medical documents released today.
The postmortem report into his death found the main cause was bleeding from a wound to his wrist "entirely consistent with being inflicted with a bladed weapon".
The scientist's body was found in woods near his Oxfordshire home in July 2003 after he was identified as the source of a BBC story claiming the government "sexed up" its dossier on Iraq's supposed weapons of mass destruction.
Lord Hutton, who conducted the inquiry into Kelly's death, found the scientist had committed suicide. However there have been numerous calls for another examination of the case amid persistent conspiracy theories about how Kelly may have died.