DNA spray

DNA spray

A proprietary product containing a non-toxic combination of synthetic DNA and an ultraviolet tracer, used by a range of retail stores as a deterrent against robberies. The spray unit is placed near entrances and deployed by a panic button or alarm, irrefutably linking a person to a particular location. The spray is visible for up to six months.
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Durham police officers using DNA spray to tackle illegal bikers
'DNA spray' brought in to help police in South Tyneside catch nuisance riders is yet to be used.
Sergeant Ian Bosher, from Durham and Cleveland specialist operations unit, said: "We know that the illegal and antisocial use of off-road bikes is a major concern to communities across County Durham and Darlington, and I hope our investment in tools like the DNA spray shows just how seriously we take this issue.
"Even a drop of DNA spray will mark riders and their bikes for a long time."
Mr Blair also has off-road bikes at his disposal while a handful of officers will be deployed with DNA spray - initially used in a bid to catch motorcycle thieves.
POLICE are to use invisible 'DNA spray' to crack down on anti-social and criminal motorbike riders.
A West Midlands Police spokesman said: "We have a series of tactics to catch those involved including DNA spray and stingers to deflate bike tyres and to disrupt the activity.
West Yorkshire Police officers are also using a DNA spray on bikes.
"The officers can get up close to riders to use DNA spray and communicate and coordinate with officers with stingers.
It only takes a tiny drop of DNA spray to tag and identify an offender and this tactic will undoubtedly lead to more seizures and prosecutions."