Forensic Testing (144A/22)
Who makes the forensics testing request for all below listed items?
Bodily fluids ( toxicology) / swabs / items of clothing and mobile phone
How are all listed items handles , stored, recorded and transferred to station/ forensics lab and by who
Is a DNA sample required from both victim and suspect required to conduct both Biology and Biological forensics in relation of Rasso cases, where suspect is identified?
How is victim formally informed of test results of all above.
Can a victim request a copy of all forensics testing reports directly from forensics testing lab by submitting a subject to access request
Please find attached our response.
Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.
The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.
If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.