Introduction

Mehzeb Chowdhury was born in Bangladesh on 31 January 1987. He is the only child of journalists Matiur Rahman Chowdhury and Mahbuba Chowdhury. Having spent his early years in Bangladesh, he enrolled in the United States for a brief period. He completed his LLB (Hons) from the University of London and his Bar Vocational Course (BVC) from Northumbria University.

After a two-year stint as a trial lawyer in Bangaldesh, he returned to the UK to complete his MSc in Criminology & Criminal Justice from Durham University.  He was offered a place in the university’s coveted PhD programme, and is at the moment completing the degree in Forensic Science & Criminal Investigations.