What if I find...?
South Yorkshire Police operates a principle of not accepting or retaining any items of found property unless there is a legal or operational requirement to do so, for example we accept:
Items you believe may be linked to a crime that could be used as evidence
Firearms /weapons/ ammunition
Non UK passports
Mobile phones / electronic devices which may hold personal data
Items where the owner is identifiable
There is a requirement that finders of found property take reasonable steps to trace the owner of the property. If an item was lost or found in public premises or private property (such as in a shop or a restaurant, school or university) or on public transport then you should contact the relevant company in order to register the loss or hand in the property.