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Previously the heat and pressure in firing made it very difficult to see fingerprints.<br />
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West Technology Forensics have created a process that means fingerpints can be lifted off fired cartridge cases for the first time.<br />
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The JFK conspiracy theory could finally be solved once and for all after ground-breaking forensic technology which allows fingerprints to be obtained from bullets was developed by a British firm.

West Technology Forensics has developed a revolutionary forensic science process which could be used to help solve thousands of unsolved gun crimes, such as the murder of WPC Yvonne Fletcher.

For the first time, fingerprints can be obtained from fired bullet and shotgun casings with a success rate of almost 70 per cent, compared to the current rate of less than 1 per cent.

As a result of the heat and pressure created when guns are fired there is hardly chance of recovering fingerprints from used bullet or shotgun casings using current techniques.

However, the newly developed process, which is already attracting the interest of forensic scientists and police forces worldwide, has shown an initial remarkable 68 per cent success rate for some casings.