Things our coppers do

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6. In a suspected case of sexual assault, the police may want to take swabs of the coronal sulcus, shaft or glans of the penis from a male suspect and also perineum or vulval swabs from matted pubic hair from a victim or female suspect. These types of swab fall outside the current definition of an intimate sample. Section 119 of the 2005 Act amends the definitions of both non-intimate and intimate samples in section 65 of PACE to make it clear that such swabs are intimate samples with the result that such a swab can only be taken with consent. It will consequently avoid any possible allegation of assault against the police if they decide they need such a swab to be taken in the course of an investigation and it gives added protection to the rights of the suspect.
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