Monthly Meetings

Monday 5 June, 10:00
doors open 09:45

Dabs and DNA Detects Criminals

Chris Truran joined the Metropolitan Police in 1975. He trained as a Scenes of Crimes Officer (SOCO) and worked in central, north and north west London. During his 38 years he examined over 25,000 crime scenes ranging from Shop-lifting to Murder. When he started examining crime scenes, DNA was in its embryonic stage.

He will talk about the development of fingerprints at the beginning of the 20th century up to the first crime solved using DNA. He covers the first criminals convicted by fingerprints, the Brighton Bombing, Lockerbie, the Tsunami, James Hanratty and DNA from a daughter that solved a 30 year old murder by her father.

No fee to be paid

The meeting will be hybrid, if you wish to participate on Zoom, Please check the Group News Email for the link.

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Boxmoor Playhouse
72 St John’s Rd
Hemel Hempstead

Parking round the Moor   OR    55 – 57 Park Road, HP1 1JS
500 bus from Berkhamsted Town Hall  to St John’s Church, walk 10 minutes
Buses are every 30 minutes: 21 and 51 past the hour, return 10 to and 20 past the hour, but check

Future 2023 Dates
5 June                                       Hemel
3 July                                         Hemel: David Burnell – Smoke, Steam and Soot
7 August                                  AGM Hemel: John Tyler – Island of Crabs
4 September                         Berkhamsted: Vicky Hope-Walker – Paralympic Trust
2 October                                Hemel: Paul Barwick – The Mystery of the Body In The Bag
6 November                          Hemel: Rupert Dickens – Album Art
4 December                          Hemel: Steve Lester – Insights of a Provincial Auctioneer

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