Nov 23, 2021
18:00 - 20:00
Keith ASMAN MBE
Head of Forensics and Digital Investigations,
Counter Terrorism Policing South East (CTPSE)
Joined the Metropolitan Police Service in 1978 and spent his early career as a Detective on major crime investigations, proactive teams and Drug Squads in and around London.
In 1996 he moved to the Anti Terrorist Branch (now Counter Terrorism Command) at New Scotland Yard, initially as an investigator, however two years later in 1998 moved to the Forensic Management Team (FMT). Over the following years he dealt with the forensic aspects of the UK side of the 9/11 attacks, body recovery for the United Nations War Crimes Investigations in Kosovo, the British Consulate bombing in Istanbul as well as a number of other significant Irish and International Terrorism investigations in the UK and overseas. In 2005 he took over the operational delivery of the CTC FMT delivering the forensic response to numerous investigations including the subway bombings of 7/7 and 21/7 , Litvinenko Russian spy poisoning, airline liquid explosives investigation and Glasgow airport bombing. He also delivered CT forensic training in the UK and overseas.
In 2009 Keith retired following 31 years in the Metropolitan Police and took the role as Head of CTPSE Forensics and Digital Investigation Teams. Whilst in post he was responsible for the forensic response to the two Salisbury incidents in 2018 involving Sergei and Yulia Skripal followed by the incident leading to the unfortunate death of Dawn Sturgess.
Keith is the National Forensic lead for CT CBRN. During his service he has been commended on numerous occasions, and in 2015 was made a member of the British Empire (MBE)