West Midlands Police have taken the DNA of almost 6,000 children in the last two years a Freedom of Information request has revealed.
The Birmingham Mail report:
Almost 6,000 children had their DNA swabbed by West Midlands Police in just two years, new figures have revealed.
The number included 456 ten, 11 and 12-year-olds.
Campaigners called the swabbing levels “excessive”.