source: Shropshire Star
published: 26 September 2017
At a pre-inquest review today, it was revealed that fresh toxicology results are needed, as samples for the ongoing investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission, may have been compromised.
Earlier this year it was revealed, following a criminal investigation, that data relating to 6,000 forensic samples nationwide could have been manipulated.
Greater Manchester Police announced a criminal investigation into forensic test results issued by Randox Testing Services (RTS).
The company had carried out forensic testing for a number of police forces across the country, including West Mercia Police.
At the hearing, held in Shirehall, Shrewsbury, today, a statement from IPCC operations team leader Paul Marriott was read out by coroner’s officer Julie Hartridge.