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Condom-detecting fingerprint test 'set for court use'

Pioneering technique could crack unsolved cases after proving ability to detect blood in 30-year-old print.

The technique uses a form of mass spectrometry to detect traces of various substances within a fingerprint.

The technique uses a form of mass spectrometry to detect traces of various substances within a fingerprint.

Date - 22nd November 2017
By - Sophie Garrod - Police Oracle
Fingerprint technology which can detect the brand of hair gel used by a suspect or whether they have handled a condom could soon be used in court. Fingerprints collected from crime scenes can provide invaluable evidence to forensic teams, and a new...
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