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Coronavirus (COVID-19): the policing response and what you need to know

Request a crime or accident report

You, your solicitor or insurance company can request a copy of a crime or accident (road traffic collision) report. You will need to pay a fee for this service.

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a solicitors and insurance companies vehicle accident report

COVID-19 outbreak: Due to a reduction in staffing levels, accident reports may take longer than usual to be released.

Before requesting a copy of a client’s or insured parties accident report, email collisionsunit@avonandsomerset.police.uk for confirmation that a report will be available. Once you have received confirmation, send your request and the required fee to:

The Collisions Unit
PO Box 213
Bristol
BS20 1DR

Fees must be paid by cheque, made payable to the ‘PCC for Avon and Somerset‘. We are unable to accept payment by BACS and are unable to agree to deferred payment.

For more information, contact the Collisions Unit:

a solicitors and insurance companies crime report

Solicitors and insurance companies can request a copy of a crime report on behalf of their clients or insured parties.

Solicitors must have the client’s authorisation before making the request.

Insurance companies are responsible for providing ‘Appendix D’ in accordance with the Association of British Insurers (ABI) / NPCC Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

If an individual makes the request, they will only receive information that is personal to them.

To request a copy of a crime report, email IAUSupport@avonandsomerset.police.uk.

You will be asked to pay a fee once your request has been received.

For more information, contact the Crime Management Unit:

an interview with police officers regarding a road traffic accident

Requests for interviews with police officers will be considered by that officer if:

  • there are exceptional circumstances
  • fatal or serious injuries have been received
  • civil legal proceedings are taking place or are anticipated
  • a witness subpoena (a summon for an individual to provide evidence) is served on the officer

You can make a request:

  • directly to the officer
  • by email to – collisionsunit@avonandsomerset.police.uk
  • by post to –
    Collisions Unit (Interview request)
    PO Box 213
    Bristol
    BS20 1DR

Your request will be forwarded to the officer if not known to you, who will contact you directly, if they wish to do so.

  • There is a fee for this service and you will need to provide a cheque made payable to ‘PCC for Avon and Somerset‘ to the police officer prior to the interview taking place.

You can find up to date fees on the Charges for Information page.

crime and accident report fees

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