UK’s MI5 to create DNA database of terror suspectsNovember 14th, 2007 - 10:16 am ICT by admin
The DNA will be collected from fingerprints, saliva samples taken from used glasses, cigarette butts and other everyday objects.
MI5 will then be able to run the samples against the national DNA database.
Premier Gordon Brown believes it will be a vital tool in the war on homegrown terrorists.
And it will end the farce of police refusing to share DNA samples taken from known suspects.
Meanwhile the number of terrorists banged up in Britain’s jails will multiply fourteen fold over the next 10 years, ministers were warned last night.
Official forecasts show the number of convicted terrorists will rise from 113 today to 1,600.
The majority - 1,300 - will be dangerous Category A inmates.
The warning came just days after MI5 chiefs said there are 4,000 extremists plotting bombing outrages. (ANI)
- New forensic test to match suspects' DNA with crime samples in 4hrs - Aug 05, 2010
- Abu Jundal's police custody extended till Aug 13 - Jul 31, 2012
- Britain faces wave of suicide attacks: WikiLeaks - Feb 04, 2011
- DNA test can now tell hair colour - Jan 06, 2011
- US agencies hid Mumbai-style terror plot from Britain - Apr 05, 2012
- Tiwari asked to furnish blood sample on Saturday (Lead) - May 21, 2012
- Eight Germans, two Brits behind Pak-based Mumbai-style terror threat to Europe - Oct 01, 2010
- Irish terrorists may target royal wedding: Brit security officials - Apr 19, 2011
- MI5 launches recruitment drive for women - Nov 08, 2010
- Criminals may fake DNA evidence to 'engineer crime scenes', say experts - Aug 19, 2009
- Urgent police reforms need of hour, say experts (Lead) - Jul 17, 2011
- Police 'reconstruct' DNA of mafia leader in Italy - Jul 02, 2010
- MI6 warns of "unique" threat from home-grown terrorists: WikiLeaks - Feb 04, 2011
- Irish terror groups may attack UK: Police - Apr 24, 2011
- Enzyme in saliva influenceshow we sense food texture - Oct 14, 2010
Tags: 300, banged up, cigarette butts, dangerous category, data gathered from, dna samples, everyday objects, extremists, farce, fingerprints, homegrown, intelligence service, jails, mi5, multiply, national dna database, saliva samples, terror suspects, terrorists, vital tool