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West Technology Forensics' Eleigh Brewer at work in the company's high-tech lab in Bristol.<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.<br />
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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.<br />
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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.<br />
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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.<br />
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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.