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Forensic science
Cats helping police with their inquiries

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FORENSIC scientists at the University of Leicester are developing a database of cat DNA, which has already been used to help convict a man of murder.

The database project is led by Jon Wetton, who had previously helped create a UK dog DNA database while he worked for the Forensic Science Service. He was approached by Hampshire police after eight cat hairs were found on a blanket wrapped around the torso of David Guy, which was found on a Southsea beach in July 2012. The police sent the cat hairs to …

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