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Pangbourne student gives evidence at Home Affairs Select Committee
Thu, January 21 2010
By Ben Johnson, Reporter
Jonathan Leighton talks about how his DNA was taken after he was arrested for littering
AN OXFORD University student from Pangbourne gave evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee on Tuesday during the second day of an inquiry into the national DNA database.
Jonathan Leighton was arrested for littering in Oxford on January 12, 2008, when he tried to throw a bottle of water to a protestor in a tree.
But the bottle landed inside a police cordon established around the tree and two police officers handcuffed the eighteen-year-old before taking him to the police station.
Mr Leighton, from Buckhold, was held for three hours while police took his fingerprints, a DNA sample and a photograph.
He was later released without charge but said he felt the arresting officers had “abused their power”.