10k cases could be affected ‘tampered samples which include rape and murder convictions in forensic data manipulation.

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More than 10,099 cases may have been affected by alleged data manipulation by individuals working at a Randox Testing Services forensics laboratory in Manchester.

These include thousands of toxicology samples some of these include samples used to secure rape and murder convictions

It is believed these have been tampered with and could no longer be considered reliable.

Many rape and murder convictions could now be overturned.