Fascinating forensic snippets

During my research I come across some interesting little forensic facts. Here are a couple.

Did you know that in England a DNA test taken by the police usually takes 5 days for the results to come through. Not quite what you see on the television or read in crime fiction where the results can be portrayed as almost instantaneous - still we are allowed to bend the rules occasionally, after all it is fiction! ( I have been told though that DNA tests can be fast-tracked as can fingerprints)

Did you know that somewhere in England (the location is a secret) there is a very large forensic archive storage warehouse where all the evidence which has been collected on cases solved, unsolved and unresolved are held.  Let's hope there is never a fire!


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