THE real world of the forensic scientist has been revealed to 10 Bexley pupils.

The students, from Cleeve Park, Blackfen School for Girls, Westwood College and Trinity School, were taking part in crime scene workshops organised by Bexley's Education Business Partnership with specialist company CSI Workshops.

The pupils learned to use their school science lessons to help them take fingerprints, interpret blood splatter, analyse hair fibre and learn about crime scene etiquette.

The teams were given protective suits and asked to collect clues from a gruesome murder.

Using the evidence gathered, they were then asked to identify the murderer.

The day ended with a talk about careers in crime scene investigations and pupils were allowed to take away evidence and the materials they had used in evidence bags.