… detectives have ruled out a mass DNA trawl of the city where she lived, it emerged yesterday.And does that please the ‘Mail’?
The decision will come as a blow to many who supported a call for ¬widespread testing across Bristol in the quest to match a DNA sample from saliva found on the landscape architect’s dead body.
The move will also be seen as controversial – especially as the Daily Mail understands that the sample has already been run through the national DNA database without finding a match.Of course, it won’t please those who have already made utter fools of themselves either.
Among those who have already voiced support for mass testing among male residents of the affluent area of Clifton and beyond are a local MP, and Miss Yeates’s best friend, as well as residents who live close to the street where the ¬victim lived with her boyfriend.And it certainly won’t please those who believe the state is always right and acts only in our best interests, either.
Neighbours in Bristol’s affluent Clifton area living in and around Canynge Road, where Miss Yeates lived, said they had asked police for a mass DNA test.
One resident, who belongs to the area’s neighbourhood watch scheme, said: ‘It’s ridiculous. We would welcome the tests as we’ve got nothing to hide.I think people like you should volunteer your DNA if you wish.
‘This was raised with officers, but we were told that this was not the investigation team’s plans and would not happen. I think they should just get on with it.’
But not mine, or anyone else’s…