In the Media

L&G plans £100m bid for police crime labs

PUBLISHED June 1, 2004

The world-renowned Forensic Science Service could be controlled by venture capitalists in a controversial partial privatisation that could fetch close to £100 million.

The news will spread panic among trade unions, police and backbench MPs who fear that the service, which provides the police with forensic experts at crime scenes, will increase the price it charges the constabularies.