DNA rape sample procedures 'not adequate'
A private forensics laboratory has been blamed for a mix-up which led to an innocent man being accused of rape and held in custody for almost two months.
Adam Scott, from Exmouth in Devon, was charged after a plastic tray containing a sample of his DNA was used to analyse a swab from a rape victim.
The charges were dropped when it emerged a DNA sample had been contaminated at LGC Forensics.
Forensic Science Regulator Andrew Rennison said Mr Scott was an "innocent victim of avoidable contamination"
Simon Hall reports.