Dozens of men forced to give DNA samples for historic ‘crimes’ under anti-gay laws

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Records show how 36 men convicted for consensual sex acts, which are no longer illegal, were ordered to give samples.

Police demanded DNA samples from more than 30 homosexual men convicted under historic ‘anti-gay laws’ in a sweep targeting rapists and child sex abusers.

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The samples, taken under Operation Nutmeg, have now been destroyed by Greater Manchester Police after a review was triggered by the M.E.N in January.

Records, obtained under Freedom of Information laws, show how 36 men convicted for consensual sex acts, which are no longer illegal, were ordered to give samples.

Read more : www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk

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