Lost and Recovered Goods
When goods are handed in to the police, it is usually possible for the finder to have the goods back if they are not claimed within a certain period of time. However, if the Police find goods, then they can be sold or disposed of. This is at the discretion of the Chief Constable. Often, the goods end up being auctioned.
Finding Police Auctions
Police and Government Auction Sources UK contains web links, locations and telephone numbers of a range of auction houses that dispose of items on behalf of the police forces. Some even specialise in certain types of goods. For example, one of the companies listed holds two auctions a month for well maintained used police vehicles!
Police Auction Sources
Police and Government Auction Sources UK is available as a PDF document that contains 40 pages of information and access to our members area, where you can access the websites, telephone numbers and locations for auction establishments all over the UK that deal with the items mentioned above. The auction sources are split into sections: