The immediate removal of all details of innocent people from the DNA database and restricting any Police DNA database to consist only of people who have been convicted of a crime, and even then for a maximum period of 5 years following release from prison. On arrest of course a suspect’s DNA can be taken to be matched against unsolved crimes, but should then also be destroyed once checked.

Why is this idea important?

There can be no excuse for year on year increasing the number of people on the DNA Database where such people have not been charged with any offence, have been charged but the charge then dropped, or have been to trial and found not guilty

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