Forensics

Yasser Arafat, Polonium Poisoning and the Curies

Michael Freemantle | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK Tech
Michael Freemantle

Polonium is a silver-grey metallic chemical element that can exist as 33 different species known as isotopes. All 33 isotopes are radioactive. The one that is suspected of killing Arafat is polonium-210, the same isotope that killed the former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko.

While Politicians Tinker, Victims of Child Abuse Suffer

Jane Fae | Posted 29.12.2012 | UK Politics
Jane Fae

Paedophiles are escaping justice as political interference with the forensics service means some police forces are pursuing only the worst and most serious of cases.

Stephen Lawrence Case Hinged On Tiny Traces Of Forensic Evidence

PA | Posted 03.01.2012 | UK

The prosecution of Gary Dobson and David Norris in the Stephen Lawrence murder trial hinged on tiny traces of forensic evidence found by a cold case t...

Crucial Stephen Lawrence Fibres Like 'Looking For A Needle In A Haystack'

PA | Posted 25.11.2011 | UK

Fibres linked to Stephen Lawrence found by a cold case squad on suspects' clothes were not discovered earlier because it was like "looking for a needl...