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Friday, 11 April, 2008

  • Newsnight
  • 11 Apr 08, 06:03 PM

A former Jersey honorary policeman who admitted sexual assaults on girls has been jailed for two years. This comes at a time when Jersey has been rocked by other allegations of child abuse and incompetence by the authorities. Robin Denselow is in Jersey for us tonight with the latest.

Poole Borough Council in Dorset has admitted using anti-terror laws to carry out surveillance of a family they suspected of lying about living in a school catchment area. The civil rights group Liberty calls the spying disproportionate and intrusive. We hope to be bringing together the director of Liberty in debate with the head of the Local Government Association.

A panel of experts has given its backing to scientific techniques in which evidence is extracted from tiny amounts of DNA. The panel was asked by the government to review the controversial technique, after it was criticised by the judge at the Omagh bombing trial. Our Science Editor, Susan Watts, who investigated the original doubts about the procedure assesses the implications of today's decision.

Prospects for Friday, 11 April

  • Newsnight
  • 11 Apr 08, 10:34 AM

Good morning everyone,

There are some good options on stories today. We have a strong potential story from Jersey. I'll tell you more in the meeting.

Other stories include BAE, Zimbabwe, the school spying row and the DNA report - You can watch Susan Watts' report into low copy number DNA here.

Do come to the meeting with ideas on how to do these and other stories.

See you in a minute,


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