Request return of property seized
If you are arrested or a subject of a police investigation, you may have property seized from you which could be relevant to that investigation or any other offence.
Before we can release your property:
- the officer in charge of the case must authorise it for release
- the case must have been resolved, although in some cases we can keep it after conviction if it relates to the confiscation of any illegal assets, or a possible appeal
- all relevant matters must have been dealt with
- in some cases, you may have to prove ownership
Some property, for example money, drugs, knives or guns will not always be returned and may be destroyed.