International DNA Hit of the Year awarded to cold case team

A cold-case investigation has won the prestigious international DNA Hit of the Year award for its use of the national DNA database to bring a murderer to justice.
Op Rhodium was the investigation into the murder of 17-year-old Melanie Road in Bath in June 1984. After almost 32 years of waiting for answers, her family finally saw her killer admit his crime in 2016. He was handed a life sentence.