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I have found some property, what do I do?

Accepted Answer for your location

Relevant locations:

  • Devon & Cornwall Police Force Area

In most cases you should inform the owner or manager of the place where it was found. This is the case for:

  • Hotels, pubs and restaurants
  • Shopping centres and supermarket car parks
  • Sports venues
  • Public transport.

If there is no one available to report to (for example where you have found the property on the street or a bridleway) please report to the police using the online reporting form.

The following items should be taken to your local police enquiry office:

  • Anything with an internal memory - mobile phones, tablets, cameras
  • Personal ID - passport, driving licence, bank card, utility bills
  • Drugs
  • Significant amounts of cash.

Please ring 101 for advice before moving the following items (or 999 if there is an immediate threat to life):

  • Poison or any hazardous substance/liquid
  • Firearms and ammunition
  • Explosives (or what appears to be an explosive).



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