Lost property reporting goes online as Police Scotland launch new internet form


POLICE Scotland has introduced a new online system for reporting lost property.

The online form, which is accessible round the clock, is checked against the register of reported items.

If a match is found, the person who reported the lost item will be contacted as soon as possible.

Supt Andrew Allan, Criminal Justice, Policy said the force received more than 80,000 items of lost property annually.

He said: “We ensure that efforts are made to reunite all items found with their owner and if not claimed that they are disposed of securely.”

Objects that regularly get handed in to police stations include money, bank cards, garden equipment, golf clubs, prams and bikes.

The more unusual items that have been found and handed in to stations include; a rowing boat, dinghy, life size figure/statue, drone, picnic bench and even someone’s false teeth.

If the property hasn’t been reunited with the owner after three months, it is usually sent to auction.

Bicycles which can be repaired are given to various charities around the country.

The form can be found at http://www.scotland.police.uk/contact-us/report-lost-property