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LGC Forensics awarded East Midlands Region police forensic tender

15 Oct 2010
Tags:  Forensic

LGC Forensics awarded forensic analysis tender for East Midland police forces

LGC Forensics, the UK’s largest independent provider of forensic services, will soon commence work under the recently awarded East Midlands Region police forensic tender.

Under the three-year contract, LGC will perform all required questioned document analysis, road traffic toxicology and PACE (Police and Criminal Evidence Act) DNA sample analysis for the Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire police forces. The award of this tender reinforces LGC Forensics as a leading forensic service provider to police forces of England and Wales and represents a growth in the number of UK forces now under contract to LGC Forensics.

LGC Forensics has now won contracts for each of the four tenders awarded under the National Forensic Framework Agreement and is the only company to have won new work in every tender.

Work for the tender will be undertaken within LGC’s group headquarters in Teddington, as well as in its laboratories located in Culham and Runcorn. This work will also represent opportunities for LGC Forensics to collaborate with other LGC divisions, for example with LGC Standards in the continued development of drug detection methods for new and emerging ‘legal high’ drugs.

Steve Allen, Managing Director of LGC Forensics commented, “The award of this tender is a significant achievement by the staff and management of LGC Forensics who have worked extremely hard, showing their commitment to maintaining our excellent customer service record and remain the UK’s leading independent forensic service provider to UK police forces.“