Archive for the 'DNA' Category

Family of Kevin Lavelle loses ‘dumbbell’ legal bid – BBC News

“The family of a man who died in a pub fight after being attacked with an iron dumbbell have lost their latest legal bid to find his killer.”

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BBC News, 18th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Canterbury rapist jailed after cold case DNA probe – BBC News

“A Lancashire man has been jailed for life for a rape in Canterbury more than 20 years ago after latest scientific techniques helped to find a DNA match.”

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BBC News, 14th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

How Protection of Freedoms Bill will work – BBC News

“MPs are to debate the government’s Protection of Freedoms bill later, which ministers claim will protect millions of people in England and Wales ‘from unwarranted state intrusion in their private lives’.”

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BBC News, 1st March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Relaxing DNA rules could reduce rape convictions, Labour warns – The Guardian

“The government is running the risk of making it more difficult to convict rapists by relaxing the rules for retaining the DNA of suspects, the shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper has warned.”

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The Guardian, 28th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

DNA profiles to be deleted from police database – The Guardian

“Profiles of thousands of innocent people on national database will be removed as new freedoms bill scales back state intrusion.”

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The Guardian, 11th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

ID cards go up in flames in first step to tackle ‘database state’ – The Independent

“Identity cards will be consigned to history today as the database recording the biometric details of thousands of people goes up in flames. Hard disk drives from the national identity register, which underpinned the ID card scheme, will be shredded and incinerated in a symbolic demonstration of efforts to rein back the ‘database state’ and restore civil liberties.”

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The Independent, 10th February 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Innocent DNA retention to be challenged – Daily Telegraph

“Police chiefs could be forced to clear the DNA database of innocent people ahead of any change in the law under a legal challenge that begins today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 31st January 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk


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