Terrible situation to go through.He must have felt like proper criminal.But surely it should have been easy to check the MOT document before going through the act of arresting him. I think I would be out looking for a good lawyer if it was me.
We keep hearing about how the Human Rights Act is being used by all the wrong people.
Surely this is a basic breach of an innocent person's Human Rights.
The policy should be changed so that they only take DNA upon conviction, or, if you are suspected of a serious crime, with the tacit understanding that it will be destroyed if their enquiries prove fruitless.
I would stress I have nothing to hide I merely object to this on principle!
"Surely this is a basic breach of an innocent person's Human Rights."
Yes, but whilst investigating a potential crime the police have a right to take fingerprints and DNA sample. I agree the sample should be destroyed if the person is subsequently proved to be innocent.
Think of how many people have been arrested for some minor offence and released, but then later found to be a serial rapist or killer. If the police routinely DNA everyone taken into custody the chances of this happening in the future are diminished...