Fingertip Search

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A new technique for recovering fingerprints invented by a British forensic scientist. It uses charged ceramic beads coated with black powder to disclose the unique patterns of salt corrosion left by human fingertips on metallic surfaces, especially shell casings; unlike normal fingerprint residues, these cannot be wiped off, are impervious to heat and do not deteriorate over time. Once revealed, they are baked, photographed and analysed in the standard manner
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Det Insp Fleur Buxton, who is investigating the Wood End incident, said that some bullet casings had been recovered as a result of the fingertip search earlier on.
With his metal detector rendered all but useless because so much metallic debris lay on the ground, he carried out an hour-long fingertip search for further IEDs.
Following a two-day fingertip search of the property bullets and other items were uncovered, leading to the temporary evacuation of two nearby homes on the orders of army bomb disposal experts.
A SQUADDIE carries out a perilous fingertip search in the biggest mine sweep since the Afghan war began.
Specialist officers, including bomb disposal experts, carried out a fingertip search of the area.
Yesterday, teams of police officers were carrying out a fingertip search of the area where she was found.
Specialist investigators conducted a fingertip search to try to pinpoint the cause of the blaze.
Roads were sealed off as forensics officers carried out a fingertip search for clues.
Officers cordoned off three streets after the incident while they did a fingertip search of Princess Louise Road, Oxford Street and Croft Road.
Officers have been conducting a fingertip search of land within a five-mile radius of where she was last seen.
Officers carried out a fingertip search of the drive, front garden and hedges.
A team of forensic officers conducted a fingertip search of the lane between Watson Avenue and Millrig Road, near the town's Mill Street.