Innocent children in British DNA database


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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.

But Liberal Democrats home affairs spokesman Chris Huhne said: ‘These startling figures show that the government is building a national DNA database by stealth.

‘There can be no excuse for storing the DNA of innocent adults, let alone children, who are entirely blameless.’

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