In March 2003 a civil servant named David Kelly anonymously told a BBC journalist that the Prime Minister's office had 'glamorised' information in a dossier which later justified as a reason to going into war with Iraq.
Kelly claimed that the file relating to Iraq's housing of weapons of mass destruction was 'doctored'. The government found out who leaked the comments and his details were leaked to the press, destroying his professional reputation.
The media frenzy came to a peak when several weeks after the initial story broke Kelly was found dead - a victim of apparent suicide. Later, the government was exonerated by an independent enquiry regarding its presentation of the war.