From British daily News Line:
Monday, 18 August 2008
DNA DATABASE ‘BY STEALTH’! – 40,000 innocent children among 4 million on base
The Brown government was yesterday accused of building up a national DNA database ‘by stealth’ by retaining profiles of nearly 40,000 children never convicted of a crime.
The Home Office has admitted that there are 39,095 DNA profiles of 10-18 year olds from England and Wales who were arrested but never cautioned or charged.
‘There can be no excuse for storing the DNA of innocent adults, let alone children, who are entirely blameless.’