British government ministers are being asked to explain how a CD containing the DNA of 2,000 wanted criminals from the Netherlands was lost for more than a year, British newspaper The Times reports on Wednesday.
The Dutch authorities sent the disk containing the details of criminals on the run to the British attorney general in January 2007 but it disappeared before being checked against the UK’s national DNA database.
The CD was finally found last month, the Times says.
The paper says that initial checks have found matches against 15 names supplied by the Dutch, including 11 who have committed crimes in Britain over the past year. The final figure could be far higher.
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