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Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology Expertise added to PFS Portfolio

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PFS warmly welcomes Julie Roberts, a forensic anthropologist and archaeologist with approximately 20 years of practitioner experience in the location, recovery and identification of human remains from scenes of crime, war zones and mass fatality incidents. Julie recently became a Lecturer in Forensic Anthropology at Liverpool John Moores University. Prior to that she was the Scientific Lead and Team Leader …

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PFS Attends Fourth Annual Conference in Forensic and Paediatric Pathology

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PFS’ Gillian Leak was very pleased to accept an invitation to present at the Fourth Annual conference in forensic and paediatric pathology in Atlanta on the 7-9th June 2019. The conference was hosted in collaboration with the University of Ottawa, Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association, Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office. The conference hosted forensic pathology …

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Angela Shaw contributes to ‘The Murder of Jill Dando’ documentary

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Angela Shaw was interviewed by Marcus Plowright, Director, for a BBC documentary covering the Murder of Jill Dando almost 20 years after she was fatally shot on the doorstep of her home in Gowan Avenue, London. The film examines the investigation into Jill Dando’s death which was led by Detective Chief Inspector Hamish Campbell of the MPS and which culminated …

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PFS attends Forensic Science Regulator Conference

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Angela Shaw, Sue Pope, Ian Evett, Kevin Sullivan and Julie Allard of PFS attended the Forensic Science Regulator Conference on the 5th March 2019 at Aston Villa Football Club, Birmingham. Dr Gill Tully introduced the programme of speakers with the theme of Quality in Forensic Science: an approach for the whole CJS. Excellent presentations were given by the Rt Hon …

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Further Advanced BPA Course Successfully Delivered

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Principal Forensic Services in collaboration with Millington Hingley have delivered another successful BPA course. Jo Millington together with our blood pattern expert Gillian Leak delivered an advanced course last week to a mixture of lab based scientists, Crime Scene Investigator’s and also a member of academia. The course consists of a mixture of lectures and practicals and each individual is …

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Intermediate BPA Training Course – September 2019

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Jo Millington (Millington Hingley) in partnership with Gillian Leak (Principal Forensic Services) will be delivering BPA training courses for forensic professionals in February and September 2019. Intermediate The 40-hour Intermediate BPA training course is aimed at law enforcement personnel, crime scene investigators and forensic scientists who examine bloodstain patterns at scenes, on weapons and clothing and want to develop a …

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Advanced BPA Training Course, 18-22 February 2019

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This week-long training course focuses on the advanced application of BPA at crime scenes and in the laboratory and is suitable for Law Enforcement Personnel, Crime Scene Investigators, Laboratory Practitioners and other individuals aligned with BPA (in the laboratory or at crimes scenes) who have previously attended the 40-hour / Level 2 BPA Training course (or documented equivalent). This course is delivered …

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DNA Evidence Crucial in Needham Acquittal

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David Hislop QC and Jeannie Mackie acted for Jason Needham who was unanimously acquitted of murder by the jury at Oxford Crown Court on 20th November after a three week trial. The allegation was that he had been part of a group which had chased and beaten the victim in June 2017: 4 members of that group were previously convicted of murder …

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PFS assists with compilation of FSR DNA Mixture Interpretation Guidance Document

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Today sees the publication of a Guidance document on DNA Mixture Interpretation which is intended to sit within the Forensic Science Regulator’s (FSR) Codes of Practice and Conduct. PFS members Kevin Sullivan, Sue Pope, Jonathan Whitaker, Mike Barber and Ian Evett worked on compiling the document alongside the major FSP’s in England and Wales. A link to the document can …

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PFS Delivers Training to Chinese MOJ Delegation

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PFS was pleased to accept an invitation to deliver training on British forensic systems and its evolvement to date to senior officials and policy makers from the Ministry of Justice of People’s Republic of China and a number of provincial offices. The training took place on the 25th and 26th October 2018 at a venue in London organised by Sino-Bridge …