What happens after the examination?
The forensic evidence is processed. Where appropriate DNA is checked against the National DNA database. The fingerprints are searched against those already held on file and if appropriate, against elimination fingerprints which you may have supplied.
The findings are then given to the officer dealing with your case.
Any identified forensic or fingerprint evidence may be used if your case goes to court.
Although the Forensic Investigators will try to avoid making any additional mess during the course of the scene examination, fingerprint powder will be applied to certain surfaces.
The powder is harmless and can be removed using a damp cloth and neat washing up liquid. The Forensic Investigator will normally do this for you if time will allow but there may be occasions when this is not possible to due a high workload.
If fingerprints are recovered, we may request your elimination prints or leave a kit for you to take elimination fingerprints which you can send to us at Leicestershire Constabulary Headquarters.