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Scientists warn over 'blow to British justice'.

BRITAIN'S justice system will take a "backward step" if the Government closes its Forensic Science Service, experts warned last night.

Winding up the service - which has helped snare killers such as Soham murderer Ian Huntley and Suffolk strangler Steve Wright, but makes an operating loss of pounds 2m a month - would see the country lose its position as world leader in crime-scene investigation, they suggest. And the quality of British justice would suffer because the free market would not provide some more expensive forms of analysis crucial to police investigations, they wrote in a letter to the Times, signed by 33 leading forensic scientists.
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Dec 28, 2010
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