Clothing fibres can transfer without contact, study finds, posing issues for future criminal investigations - Nicola Finnerty quoted
in The Telegraph

18 August 2020

Nicola Finnerty, Partner in our Criminal Litigation team has been quoted in The Telegraph following research findings revealing that fibre transfer can in fact be transferred without contact and the implications in criminal investigations this could now have.

The findings could be crucial in cases where the victim and suspect had a non-violent encounter.

Nicola commented:

The findings could impact on the decision to prosecute a suspect if fibre evidence is key to the case."

In cases where association could only be provable by direct contact of fibre evidence, these new findings expand the possibilities of establishing close association without proof of physical connection."

This article was first published by The Telegraph on 17 August 2020. You can read the article in full by clicking here (subscription required).

Further information

For further information on the issues raised in this news post, please contact a member of our Criminal Litigation team in confidence.


About the author

Nicola Finnerty is a partner in the criminal litigation team. She has experience of fraud, corruption  (including the Bribery Act) and cartel matters, financial compliance, money laundering, asset seizure and confiscation cases, through to sexual offence casesdrugsmurder and offensive weapon crimes.


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