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Merseyside Police Forensic's Visit

As an introduction to our English topic on 'The Iron Man' by Ted Hughes, Class 4 discovered a robotic arm and discarded drink cans in the school garden. We informed the police, who sent forensic officers to the scene of the crime.

With our help they collected the strange objects found in evidence bags and took them inside to investigate.We dusted them for fingerprints to be sent off to the lab to be identified. We then took our own fingerprints and looked carefully to see what type of fingerprints we have. 

After that they showed us how they are able to recover footprints from surfaces where they can't be seen.

Class 4 had such an exciting morning and learnt lots about how police forensics collect evidence.

Picture 1 Our forensic helpers!
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Picture 3 Collecting the evidence!
Picture 4 Dusting for fingerprints
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Picture 8 Obtaining a footprint on the desk.
Picture 9 Using electromagnets to reveal the footprint
Picture 10 Spotting the matching footprint!