Police mishandling digital evidence, forensic experts warn

Lack of resources and expertise leading to court cases collapsing, MPs investigating digital disclosure problems are told

Police officers are trampling over vital forensic evidence, are under-trained, and often do not know what they are looking for, MPs investigating digital disclosure problems have been told.

Giving evidence to a justice select committee inquiry into failures to hand over material that have led to multiple court cases collapsing, leading digital forensic experts warned of funding shortfalls and inadequate skills.

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