Damian’s DNA

As the Guardian reports:

Damian Green, the Conservative frontbench immigration spokesman whose arrest during a Home Office leaks inquiry sparked a parliamentary storm, has won a four-month battle to have his DNA, fingerprint and police records destroyed.

The Metropolitan police told Green’s lawyers he is to be treated as “an exceptional case”. His DNA sample and fingerprints, taken when he was arrested, will be deleted within “a number of weeks”.

Meanwhile, for everyone else in Britain, different rules apply, despite a clear ruling from the European Court of Human Rights.

To Green’s credit, he does not want to be a special case: “I want every innocent person who has been arrested and whose records are being wrongly held to be treated the same as me.”

Read more by or more about , , or .
This entry was posted in Big mad database.
Advert

Post a Comment

Lib Dem Voice welcomes comments from everyone but we ask you to be polite, to be on topic and to be who you say you are. You can read our comments policy in full here. Please respect it and all readers of the site.

If you are a member of the party, you can have the Lib Dem Logo appear next to your comments to show this. You must be registered for our forum and can then login on this public site with the same username and password.

To have your photo next to your comment please signup your email address with Gravatar.

Your email is never published. Required fields are marked *

*
*
Please complete the name of this site, Liberal Democrat ...?

Advert



Recent Comments

  • User AvatarSteve trevethan 25th Sep - 8:28am
    When was our country last well led?
  • User AvatarPhilip Knowles 25th Sep - 8:09am
    After just watching Sir Keir Starmer attempt to sit on the fence again I despair. When will anybody (other than us) put the country before...
  • User AvatarPeter Martin 25th Sep - 7:38am
    Tony Lloyd expresses a perfectly rational view when he says: "I want to be a full citizen of the European union ........on the same basis...
  • User AvatarMichael BG 25th Sep - 1:55am
    @ Nick Baird There are 1.44 million people unemployed all of which are looking for a job and don’t have one. There are about 2.3...
  • User AvatarJoeB 25th Sep - 12:59am
    It is only a decade since we had 8 Mps and 5 London Assembly members in London. The first Mayoral election in 2000 contested by...
  • User AvatarPeter Watson 25th Sep - 12:21am
    @John Marriott & Roland To be honest, my suggestion of a Hard Remain option in another referendum was somewhat tongue-in-cheek. But it does reflect a...