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Is it usual practice police to ask dna swab from

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is it usual practice for the police to ask for a dna swab from a victim of an assault? i was assaulted and the c.i.d are asking for a dna swab?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Alice H replied 2 years ago.
My name is ***** ***** I'm 30 to help you today. Could you please explain the circumstances in a little more detail?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I was at a party and was seriously assaulted I don't have much recollection to why i was assaulted! The police phoned sayin to people had been charged! But I don't know why I was assaulted! And they want a DNa swab
Expert:  Alice H replied 2 years ago.
Was it a sexual assault?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No! It was a physical assault
Expert:  Alice H replied 2 years ago.
It is not unusual for the police to ask the victim of a crime to supply forensic samples in order to help them with their investigation. DNA analysis is an important tool and in some cases can make a big difference to the outcome of the case. It is up to you whether you wish to cooperate but your assistance may help the police prove you were assaulted.
Expert:  Alice H replied 2 years ago.
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