Prints know-how aids rust fight

Research that helps detectives find fingerprints even after they have been wiped clean is being used in industry, a university revealed yesterday.

John Bond’s method of “fingerprint visualisation” has been used by police across the world to find prints on bullet-casings by using the tiny amounts of corrosion caused by sweat.

And yesterday he said his technique could also be used in industry to measure corrosion on machine parts.

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Dr Bond is scientific support manager at Northamptonshire Police and honorary research fellow at the University of Leicester’s Forensic Research Centre.

Working with scientists at the university, he has developed a simple, handheld measuring device.