UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Police forces dragging their feet on DNA removal – Huhne

Press Release   •   Jan 04, 2010 10:33 GMT

“The best solution is the automatic removal of all innocent people’s DNA from the database," said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Home Secretary.

Commenting on reports that some police forces are resisting requests to remove the DNA of innocent people from the DNA database, Chris Huhne said:

“The best solution is the automatic removal of all innocent people’s DNA from the database as soon as an investigation is concluded.

“Police forces that prove reluctant even to respond to requests for removal are damaging their own reputation with the public.

“They are misjudging what will have to happen regardless of the election result if we are to comply with the European Court of Human Rights judgement respecting privacy.”