LGC Forensics provides key evidence in latest double jeopardy case
13 Dec 2010
Identification of victim’s blood on boot of suspect provides new evidence
LGC Forensics, the UK's largest independent provider of forensic services, has been working closely with Thames Valley Police on the re-investigation into the 1995 death of Vikki Thompson.
The recovery of a small blood stain provided powerful evidence in the trial of Mark Weston at Reading Crown Court today. LGC Forensics’ evidence was that there was only a one-in-a-billion chance that someone other than Vikki Thompson would have the same DNA profile as the bloodstain on the boot.
Steve Allen, Managing Director of LGC Forensics, said: “We always value the opportunity to contribute to important investigations such as this one, where the thorough and painstaking work of our forensic scientists yields results that otherwise could have been missed.”
LGC Forensics has developed an unrivalled reputation for re-investigations as well as for high quality analytical science across the full spectrum of forensic casework. In difficult cases, such as this one, this owes much to the Company's unique approach to investigation strategy and in depth search methods.