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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.

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