David Addison reports:
A bid to change the law to allow the police to hold the DNA of crime suspects for longer is set to be launched at Holyrood tomorrow.
Labour wants to double the length of time the authorities in Scotland can store innocent people’s DNA profiles to six years.
Under existing rules north of the Border, the profiles of someone who is prosecuted but not convicted can be kept for three years.
However, the DNA can be stored for six years in England and Wales, after the UK government changed the law in the run-up to the General Election.
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