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Over 550 drug driving convictions called into question due to lab issues

An investigation into Synlab, a forensic laboratory used by a number forces, has found hundreds of drug-driving cases and convictions went to court on unreliable results.

NPCC Forensics lead James Vaughan

NPCC Forensics lead James Vaughan

Date - 19th August 2021
By - Chloe Livadeas
588 convictions have been called into question as well as a further 243 live cases after 831 test results from forensic testing company Synlab were found to be 'unreliable.'  The Crown Prosecution said they were reviewing all live...
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