QUESTIONS have been raised about “unidentified” fingerprints on Dr David Kelly’s dental records that were not reported to the Hutton Inquiry into his death.

His file went missing for 48 hours following an alleged break-in at his dentist’s surgery on the day Dr Kelly’s body was discovered in 2003, near his home at Southmoor.

The records were later discovered in the surgery.

Thames Valley Police Assistant Chief Constable Michael Page had previously told Lord Hutton that police found no evidence of extraneous fingerprints on the file, the Daily Mail reported.

But the newspaper said a Freedom of Information request had revealed that six unidentified or negative fingerprints were found on the file.

Thames Valley Police told the Oxford Mail it was unable to respond to inquiries last night, as it could not contact the relevant people within the force.

Campaigners have called for a full inquest to be held, amid claims that Lord Hutton’s report into Dr Kelly’s death failed to examine a number of questions surrounding the circumstances of the discovery of his body.

Dr Kelly’s death came soon after he was named as the source of BBC reports questioning the accuracy of a Government dossier arguing the case for war in Iraq.

Lord Hutton decided that the Government weapons inspector had committed suicide in woods near his home.

The then Justice Secretary Lord Falconer ruled that the inquiry could take the place of an inquest by a coroner.