Crime-fighting partnership at an end

It is the oldest department of forensic science in the world and the seat of learning that inspired Arthur Conan Doyle to create Sherlock Holmes. For the past 200 years, generations of pathologists at Edinburgh University‘s faculty of medicine have assisted the police in some of the most gruesome criminal cases in Scottish history, including the Lockerbie disaster and the World’s End murders. Yesterday, that long and productive association came to an ignominious end after it emerged the university had refused to bid for the Crown Office contract to provide their forensic experts to the police

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