Changes to lost property from 1 October
From the 1 October, we will no longer take reports of lost property.
It has been nationally agreed that with the exception of foreign ID documents (including passports), or items classed as ‘dangerous’ i.e firearms, police forces in England and Wales will no longer take reports of lost property.
By not taking these reports anymore, we will save over 300 hours of staff time each year, which can be used to deal with reports of crime and antisocial behaviour.
You can visit reportmyloss.com to receive a reference number for your loss, which can be provided to insurance companies. You can also download the letter below, and give it to your insurance company if needed.