A new crime scene house has been created at a university for students, police and industry experts to work together on investigation and forensic analysis skills.
Former student accommodation, at Cranfield University, in Bedfordshire, has been transformed, to replicate real-life scenarios.
Dr Hannah Moore, director of the forensic programme, said she was "excited" by the development which was "absolutely fantastic".
The house has been sponsored by Milton-Keynes based Leica Geosystems, which said it was a "significant moment in the field of forensic academia".
The end of terrace house will be used by students on forensic courses, police forces from across the country and industry professionals.
It has been set up as life-like as possible, with a fully equipped home, where DNA and evidence has been planted throughout and crime-scenes staged.
Dr Moore said: "We already have some crime scene rooms here at Cranfield that are fully accessible but for the police forces themselves having a facility like this alongside students, it's absolutely fantastic."
It will enhance a £7.2m centre that opened in 2021, that includes the latest forensic equipment and a mortuary, the university added.