12th June 2014

The innovative work of NABIS (The National Ballistics Intelligence Service) will feature in BBC Crimewatch Roadshow on Tuesday 17 June.

The BBC1 programme is on air live at 9.15am each weekday and is once again visiting the West Midlands Police force area as part of their tour of the UK.

The NABIS team of expert forensic technicians examine and test firearms and other ballistic material submitted by police forces across the UK, usually following a crime.

The purpose built lab in Birmingham can assist police investigations by identifying key evidence, as well as potentially linking gun crime incidents and specific firearms.

Three other hubs, based in London Manchester and Scotland, also carry out NABIS work, thereby providing a truly national service

Head of NABIS, Detective Chief Superintendent Iain O'Brien, said: "We are delighted to be taking part in the BBC's Crimewatch Roadshow. It is a great opportunity to spread the word about the work which NABIS does with police forces to tackle gun crime."

NABIS has been operational since 2008 and works to reduce gun crime levels and provide a national centre of excellence for forensic science, intelligence and knowledge.

The BBC TV show will also tell viewers more about firearms testing, the issue of antique weapons and 3D printed weapons.

Crimewatch Roadshow Series Producer, Gaynor Davies says: "We are looking forward to gaining a behind the scenes look at the work of NABIS."

The programme is on air between 9 June and 4 July with presenters Sian Lloyd and Rav Wilding. If you have information about a crime contact independent charity Crimestoppers 0800 555111.

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