Fingerprint analysis backlog in south west – some taking up to 12 months

Hello, Police and Crime Commissioner Hernandez, hello …

“… Figures show more than 830 fingerprint cases were waiting to be analysed by South West Forensic Services in May.

Examination of some digital material was being delayed by up to 12 months, according to the Police Federation.

South West Forensics said it was urgently recruiting staff to “cope with demand” and it was “committed to safeguarding victims of crime”. …”