UK Police Auctions

Police Auctions is one of the most popular way to bag yourself lots of bargains. Since the last few month, the popularity of online auctions has risen at a dramatic rate. People find Police Auction to be a perfect way to buy and sell their goods easily.

What happens to goods handed over to the police?

The usual practice is that the finder can have the goods back and keep them if they are not claimed within two months. However the police may want more time, if they suspect the goods are stolen or think that the owner can be traced

The owner of the goods can claim them back up to one year after they have been handed in. If the police return the goods to the finder, the finder must retain them until a year after they were first found. If the items are found by the Police they can be sold, or disposed of, which is at the discretion of the Chief Constable.

Find Auctions and auction houses including liquidations, reposessions, government and property auctions, car auctions, auctioneers of all type of police auctions.

Details of auction houses whom regularly dispose of unwanted police property can be found below. For a full list see the Police Auction Guide.

UK Police Auctions Details

Scottish Forces
Force Name
Description
Location
     

Grampian Police

Items from Police Lost & Found Property.

The ANM Group Ltd, Thainstone Centre, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 5XZ. Scotland
Telephone +44 (0) 1467 623700 http://www.goanm.co.uk/ Email:enquiries@goanm.co.uk

Tayside Police

Items from Police Lost & Found Property.

Curr & Dewar Auction Rooms, Ward Road, Dundee. DD1 1LX. 01382 224185. Email:derek@curranddewar-auction.totalserve.co.uk
     
English Forces
Force Name
Description
Location
     

Avon and Somerset Police

Electrical and household goods, tools, gardening equipment and pedal cycles.

Greenslade, Taylor & Hunt, Magdalene House, Magdalene Street, Taunton. Somerset.
TA1 1SB.
Phone: 01823 332525
. Fax: 01823 353120
Email: fine.art@gth.net 
http://www.gth.net

Cambridgeshire Police

General property and effects.

Ramsay Auction Rooms, Units 9 & 10, The Northern Mill, Field Road, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire, 
PE26 1AJ.
Tel: 01487 710104
Fax: 01487 711833.
E-mail: cambsauctions@yahoo.com
http://www.auctions.freeserve.co.uk

Devon and Cornwall Constabulary

Online UK Police Property Disposal site.

Merseyside Police

Electrical and household goods, tools, gardening equipment and pedal cycles.
Hartleys, 12-14 Moss Street,
Low Hill, Liverpool. L6 1HF.
0151-2631865.

Surrey Police

Online UK Police Property Disposal site.

Warwickshire Police

Mountain, ladies and childrens cycles in a variety of sizes, jewellery, watches, prams, CDs, DVDs and videos.
Philip Brothers Auction House, The Sale Room, Bearley Road Snitterfield Stratford-on-avon Warwickshire CV37 0EZ
Tel: 01789 731114
Fax: 01789 731114

West Midlands Police

Electrical and household goods, tools, gardening equipment and pedal cycles.
Biddle & Webb
Ladywood Middleway,
Birmingham. B16 OPP.
Tel: 0121 4558042
http://www.biddleandwebb.co.uk

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