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Items which must be Surrendered to the Police

The following list of found items must be surrendered to the police and cannot be retained.

  • Firearms

    This item is a threat to your safety. It is unlawful for you to retain this item without a valid licence, please call 999 and Essex Police will arrange for collection.

  • Explosive Material

    This item is a threat to your safety. It is unlawful for you to retain this item, please call 999 and Essex Police will arrange for collection.

  • Knives/Offensive Weapons

    This item is a threat to your safety. It is unlawful for you to retain this item, please call 101 and Essex Police will arrange for collection.

  • Drugs/Unidentified Substances

    This item is a threat to your safety. It is unlawful for you to retain this item, please call 101 and Essex Police will arrange for collection.

  • Offensive Material

    It is unlawful for you to retain this item, please call 101 and Essex Police will arrange for collection.

  • Items believed to be used in or connected with a crime

    It is unlawful for you to retain this item, please call 101 and Essex Police will arrange for collection.

  • Found Passport/Driving Licence or other government documents

    It is unlawful for you to retain these items, for security reasons you should send them back to the issuing authority:

    • Driving Licences

      DVLA
      Swansea
      SA99 1BU
    • Passports

      Passport Office
      Globe House
      89 Eccleston Square
      London
      SW1V 1PN

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