More than 40 motorists' convictions quashed in 'biggest forensic scandal for decades'

The Telegraph -

The Telegraph—Forty-one motorists have had their criminal convictions quashed after alleged tampering with evidence by scientists in the biggest forensics scandal for decades.

Forty convictions quashed after investigation at UK forensics lab. Cases retested after allegations scientists manipulated data, says police chiefs’ council The criminal convictions of more than 40 people have been quashed following an investigation into alleged data tampering at a forensics lab, the National Police Chiefs’ Council has said. The NPCC’s forensics lead, chief constable James Vaughan, said on Thursday that more than 50 drug-driving investigations were dropped, with some 2,700 results re-analysed so far. Continue reading...