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Forensic Science Services, Cambridgshire - July 17

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ch9sab

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Visited here with a non-member after a spot of urban photography in the area. This site is awesome! Access looks impossible when you pull up but we actually had very little problem getting in.

Unfortunately it's been quite trashed by the local kids. One in particular has tagged his name almost everywhere. It is still an intriguing site though with loads of reminders of what it once was. If you compare it with this visit you can see the damage done in less than a year https://www.derelictplaces.co.uk/ma...ce-service-ltd-huntingdon-october-2016-a.html

Abridged History

The Forensic Science Service (FSS) was a government-owned company in the United Kingdom which provided forensic science services to the police forces and government agencies of England and Wales, as well as other countries.

The UK Government announced the closure of the FSS in December 2010, citing monthly losses of up to £2m as justification. The FSS finally closed on 31 March 2012. The FSS archives - a collection of case files and retained casework samples such as microscope slides, fibre samples and DNA samples - has been retained to allow review of old cases. Forensic work is now contracted out to the private sector or carried out in-house.

The organisation became an executive agency of the Home Office on 1 April 1991, shortly after deciding to close its Aldermaston Laboratory. It became a trading fund on 1 April 1999. In December 2005, it changed its status from an executive agency to a government-owned company. It was the Home Office's only government-owned company, although shareholder responsibilities were delegated to the Shareholder Executive.

On 14 December 2010 HM Government announced that the service was to be closed by March 2012, with as much of its operations as possible being transferred or sold. This prompted criticism, both from international forensic scientists as well as victim campaigners, for the potential damage the cuts would do to the UK criminal justice system.

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Taggers are almost always 20+, kids usually scribble pictures of dicks, swastikas and "fuck the police" etc, they're not original enough to design a tag.
 

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Shame it getting screwed, still worth a nose though, Taggers will travel miles to make their mark, it's a special kind of nuttiness. Nicely Done, Thanks
 

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