16 Jan 2013
ACPO comment on Operation Nutmeg
"Police forces across the country are working to ensure that individuals, convicted of the most serious [sic] offences, have their DNA samples loaded and cross checked on the national DNA database.
ACPO lead on the DNA database, Amanda Cooper said
“Police forces across the country are working to ensure that individuals convicted of the most serious [sic] offences have their DNA samples loaded and cross checked on the national DNA database. A 12-month programme of work, Operation Nutmeg, commenced in September to ensure that the national DNA database comprehensively covers all individuals convicted of serious [sic] sex offences or homicide.
“The sampling specifically targets those who have served their time for those serious [sic] offences and are back in the community but have not had a DNA sample loaded onto the database since it was created in 1995."
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