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Police drug expert reports

Written by: Alan Baker 10th July, 2019

As part of criminal trials and then possibly POCA proceedings, police drug experts will be asked to comment on the significance of items typically recovered from a suspect’s home. It has become something of the Holy Grail to refer to the the implied significance of someone having grip-seal bags, weighing scales (working) and a mobile…

Testing times for forensic science

Written by: Alan Baker 9th July, 2019

The mush-publicised malware attack on Eurofins Forensics has short and long-term consequences for the CJS. There is now no doubt that criminal trials are already being halted and that case progression detrimentally affected by the incident. Hundreds of victims, witnesses and defendants will see cases deferred, adding to the backlog of trials that already exists….