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Showing Stories from 9th October 2018 to 11th November 2019
Forensic test developed for drugs detects accidental contamination

Forensic test developed for drugs detects accidental contamination

(11/11/19) Fingerprint samples used to detect heroin and cocaine use even after washing hands.

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Lack of training on data kiosks adds to workload in sexual offences cases

Lack of training on data kiosks adds to workload in sexual offences cases

(05/11/19) Police and Crime Committee visits BCUs to assess pressures on 'over extended' teams.

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(04/09/19) No data stolen in cyber attack, forensic testing firm confirms (19/07/19) Halt to facial recognition technology trial urged as MPs question its legality (04/07/19) Independent review ordered into police probe of man's death in 1997 (03/07/19) Rape cases delayed by months because of digital forensic backlog (21/06/19) Forensics firm used by forces targeted in ransomware attack (19/06/19) Cyber centres needed to fight 'evolving and growing crime types', warns PSNI chief (26/05/19) Teenager with love of forensics becomes crime scene investigator for the day (26/05/19) Facially reconstructed image of Micheldever man released (01/05/19) Force out to show public 'realities of working with forensics' (01/05/19) Forensic science 'has reached breaking point' (05/04/19) Appliance of science helps force convict mother of baby's 'squeeze' death (25/03/19) Fingerprint accreditation failures a 'critical incident' (16/03/19) Lack of digital evidence results in abandoned criminal cases, watchdog warns (19/02/19) 30 years on force looks for witness recall on continual review
'Farcical state' of police IT is a 'disgrace'

'Farcical state' of police IT is a 'disgrace'

(31/01/19) Outdated kit, patchy service and incompatible computer systems are needlessly hindering criminal investigations.

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(17/12/18) Police used fingerprint from mobile phone video help catch killer (07/12/18) Scores of convictions quashed after probe into forensics 'data tampering' (22/11/18) Lockerbie inquiry team 'shines light into darkness that surrounds truth' (13/11/18) Police on trail of illegal badger culler after breakthrough in forensic findings (24/10/18) Still no answers over £1 million roads policing grant (23/10/18) Most fingerprint work failing to meet accreditation standard (22/10/18) Burglar locked-up after DNA match found on discarded lip balm (17/10/18) October forensics digest now available (17/10/18) Dorset Police will host new national forensics service (15/10/18) Suspicious white powder can be identified from one metre with new laser (14/10/18) DNA review brings retired officer to court over 40-year-old rape case (09/10/18) Detectives identify man's skeleton over 15 years after discovery
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