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Met Police forensic scientist accused of mishandling evidence

(Posted on 19/02/21)

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Met Police forensic scientist accused of mishandling evidence
A Met Police forensic scientist has appeared in court accused of mishandling laboratory evidence for nine years. 

Ursula Collins from South London, has been charged with eight counts of misconduct in a public office following an investigation by the Met Police.

According to a report published by BBC News it is alleged Ms Collins failed to correctly store exhibits and caused "undue delay" to investigations.

She did not enter a plea at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Tuesday 16th February.

The Met said it referred the case to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) in 2018, which directed that an investigation be carried out by the force.

Ms Collins will next appear at Southwark Crown Court on 16 March.