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The Combined Risk of Cannabis and Alcohol

Written by: Alan Baker 30th September, 2022

A study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) showed 1/3 of drivers who drink alcohol and use cannabis at the same time reported getting behind the wheel within two hours of consumption. This raises major concern as there is evidence that shows the combination of the two worsens driving performance more than either…

The Horror of an Acid Attack

Written by: Alan Baker 27th September, 2022

The use of noxious substances in personal attacks can often include the use of ammonia and alkali liquids but in this case, it involved the use of concentrated acid. Sulphuric acid shows different properties depending upon its concentration; its corrosiveness on, say, living tissue, can be mainly ascribed to its strong acidic nature and if…

Answering your FAQs

Written by: Alan Baker 26th September, 2022

Do you want to know more about Forensic Scientists? Bericon’s Managing Director, Alan Baker answers your FAQs.. Click the link to watch the video D62B3217-15C5-4D38-9A11-2B686AF3674F

Meet our casework manager, Beckie

Written by: Alan Baker 26th September, 2022

Introducing… Our senior casework manager: Beckie Harrod joined Bericon in 2016 after graduating from the University of Derby with a degree in Forensic Science. Beckie is our primary contact for new enquiries and for the progression of cases from quotations through to a report. Her day-to-day role involves contact with solicitors, police officers, scientists and…

False positive drug test

Written by: Alan Baker 23rd September, 2022

It’s entirely reasonable for the police to use field tests as a preliminary indication of an unknown substance but it always best to get a sample tested at a laboratory. A recent case for Bericon involved a white powder that had tested positive for cocaine. However, the defendant denied that it was a controlled drug…

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