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Randox forensics inquiry: Forty drug-driving offences quashed

Image copyright Press Association Image caption Police chiefs said the cases were dropped after a “most serious breach” of forensic science standards At least 40 motorists convicted of drug-driving offences have been cleared after evidence of manipulation was found in the forensic testing process. The motorists were banned from driving and in some cases fined, but their convictions have since been overturned. About 10,500 test results are being reviewed after data was allegedly manipulated at Randox Testing Services. The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) described it as a “most serious…

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UK man’s rape conviction quashed in Sydney

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption British man Scott Harry Richardson will face a retrial in Sydney A UK man who was found guilty last year of raping a sleeping woman in Australia has had his conviction quashed. Scott Harry Richardson will now face a retrial over the alleged attack on a US backpacker in Sydney in 2016, a court of appeal ruled. Sydney’s Daily Telegraph newspaper reported that it followed the discovery of new DNA evidence. Mr Richardson, who pleaded not guilty, had been serving a minimum two-year jail…

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