Chris Truran

Location: Wood Green, North London
About me....

I joined the Metropolitan Police on 6th March 1975. I trained as a Scenes of Crimes Officer (SOCO). I worked in central, north and north west London. During my 38½ years I examined over 25,000 crime scenes ranging from Shop-lifting to Murder. When I started examining crime scenes DNA was in its embryonic stage.

About my Talk...

The talk is a Powerpoint presentation and I provide all necessary equipment.


I ask for expenses of £50 plus £10 towards petrol when travelling more than ten miles from my home base in Wood Green, North London.

Although I normally work within a 40 mile radius of home, I am prepared to travel further for special occasion events, though travel expenses would need to be negotiated – please contact me to discuss your requirements.

I can stand in at short notice if a previously booked speaker lets you down and cannot deliver his or her talk.

My Contact Details:

0208 8889696

DABS and DNA Detects Criminals.

This covers the development of fingerprints from the first burglar being arrested using fingerprints, to the development and use of DNA in 1984.

I also cover James Hanratty, Locherbie, the Tsunami and the Brighton Bombing.

Chris Truran Contact Details:

0208 8889696

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