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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 …

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Increasing the Crime Scene Investigation Capacity Turkey-EU Twinning Project

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As part of this EU project, our body fluid expert Julie Allard made two trips to Ankara, Turkey,  to scope and then deliver two training courses to Advanced Crime Scene Investigators within the Turkish Gendarmerie. The training was provided in conjunction with SCJS and other experts in crime scene investigation and each course was delivered via a series of workshops and …

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Coverage of Gillian Leak’s attendance at the ‘Forensic & the Law Symposium’

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Trinity School of Medicine collaborated with the St Vincent and the Grenadines Medical Association in November 2017 to host the second annual Forensic and the Law Symposium in St Vincent, West Indies.  The attendees comprised forensic pathologists, DNA analysts, lawyers, police officers and medical professionals amongst others.  The aim of the symposium was to bring together medical, legal and forensic …

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PFS deliver DNA Expertise at the Croatian Ministry of Interior

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“Sue Pope and Mike Barber have been working with forensic DNA Experts at the Croatian Ministry of Interior over the last year to help them develop their DNA Analysis facilities, processes and Biostatistics skills relating to mass disasters and disaster victim identification as part of an EU funded twinning project. Over a series of visits to Zagreb, Sue and Mike have helped …

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PFS to present at the 2nd Annual Forensic & the Law Symposium

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St. Vincent & the Grenadines Medical Association in collaboration with St. Vincent & the Grenadines Bar Association are holding a two day symposium for health professionals, lawyers, police forces, prosecutors and other interested parties entitled “Forensic Pathology – The Intersection of Forensics and the Law”.  The Symposium will be held on the 17th and 18th November 2017 in St Vincent, …

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Consultation on draft guidance for DNA mixture interpretation

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PFS members Kevin Sullivan, Sue Pope, Jonathan Whitaker and Ian Evett have worked on compiling the ‘DNA Mixture Interpretation: draft guidance’ which is intended to sit within the Forensic Science Regulator’s (FSR) Codes of Practice and Conduct.  The purpose of the document is to provide guidance for forensic scientists in the interpretation of autosomal DNA profiles in cases where a …

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PFS deliver bespoke DNA training to the Saudi MOD

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From left to right: Mike Barber (PFS Ltd), Dr Saeed Abdullah Alghamdi (Saudi MOD), Dr Sue Pope (PFS Ltd) and David Gonzales (Thermofisher). Picture taken on completion of 2 weeks intensive training of a group of Saudi DNA experts in September 2017. The Saudi MOD are well advanced in developing a state of the art facility to provide DNA identification …

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Mark Mastaglio and Angela Shaw present at ENFSI Firearms/GSR Working Group Meeting

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The 23rd Annual Meeting of the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI) Firearms/GSR Working Group was held on the 4-7th October 2016 in Rome. The meeting was very well attended and offered a very stimulating and full scientific program. Angela gave a presentation discussing issues around the global reporting of indicative GSR particles while Mark alongside Dr Jan Eckert, …