Should be absolutely no question of gay men being unfairly targeted to give DNA samples - Cooper

17 January 2013

Yvette CooperYvette Cooper MP, Labour's Shadow Home Secretary, said in response to reports gay men are being required to give DNA samples:

“The Home Secretary must make sure that the ACPO guidance on Operation Nutmeg is being properly and rigorously followed by every police force, ensuring that there can be absolutely no question of gay men being unfairly targeted to give DNA samples.

“I also urge the Home Secretary to do more to ensure that gay men who still have offences on their criminal record which have now been decriminalised, know how and where to apply to have those convictions removed.”