Report found property
If you have found someone’s property you should contact your local police station, call 101, or report online using the form below.
You can hold onto the property found, on the understanding that if the owner comes forward you must hand it over. After 28 days the item becomes yours if nobody has claimed it. Please be aware that should an owner come forward to claim an item of lost property that you have kept hold of, ownership be resolved through the civil court.
You are not permitted to hold onto the property if there is reasonable belief that it is subject of crime or contains personal data (such as cameras, mobile phones, laptops). You would also not be able to keep any financial cards, any item that has a recordable medium, or any firearms, weapons or other dangerous items. These must be handed into a police station.