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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 …

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PFS attends Medicine, Science and Justice conference

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Northumbria University welcomed a group of leading academic and professionals to Newcastle for an international seminar demonstrating the contribution of science and medicine to complex cases and problems in the justice system internationally. The conference was hosted by Martin Evison, professor in Forensic Science in the Faculty of Health and Life Science, and attracted participants from Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, …

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Gillian Leak guest speaker at University of Ottawa

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Third Annual Conference in Forensic and Pediatric Pathology “The Controversial, the Subtle and the Obscure” Presented by the Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association and the University of Ottawa Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine June 14-16, 2018 This three day conference aims to provide Continuing Professional Development/Continuing Medical Education for Forensic Pathologists, Pathologist Assistants/Anatomical Pathology Technologists/Morgue Technicians, Forensic Scientists, Investigating …

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Angela Shaw featured in BBC Panorama

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Panorama investigates the cases of two convicted murderers who have each spent almost 20 years in prison and have always protested their innocence. Their only hope of clearing their names lies with the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC). Angela was instructed by BBC Panorama to review the GSR evidence presented at the retrial of Kevin Lane, at with he was …

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Mark Mastaglio contributes to BBC Investigation of the Doorstep Murder

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BBC Scotland investigates the murder of Alistair Wilson on the doorstep of his home in Nairn in November 2004 and release a 6-episode podcast today. Fourteen years on the case remains unsolved. PFS’ Mark Mastaglio speaks about the gun and ammunition used in the murder, a Haenel Schmeisser, a pocket pistol manufactured in Germany in the 1920’s. A weapon rarely …

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BPA Training Courses – July & October 2018

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Jo Millington, Millington Hingley Forensic Scientists, will be delivering BPA Training courses for forensic professionals in July and then October this year. Each event will be run in partnership with Gillian Leak of Principal Forensic Services. 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 …