The scientist who pioneered genetic fingerprinting, Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys, has said the government is risking losing public support for the DNA national database by holding the details of thousands of innocent people.

Prof Sir Alec, whose work more than 20 years ago revolutionised crime detection, said innocent people were effectively “branded as criminals” by the insistence of keeping genetic details on the database regardless of a conviction.

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