23 Dec 2008

DNA sample from mosquito leads to arrest

8:19 am on 23 December 2008

Police in Finland believe they have caught a car thief thanks to a DNA sample taken from a mosquito found inside the abandoned vehicle.

The mosquito was analysed after police noticed it had recently sucked blood.

The BBC reports the DNA matched a man on police registers.

He denies stealing the car but says he had hitch-hiked a lift.