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Edinburgh police holding hundreds of phones as all lost property items listed

By Kris Gourlay

If you're left wondering where your wallet, glasses or even your bike may be, then it may be worth a trip to the police station.

A Freedom of Information request of Police Scotland has revealed all the lost property items currently being held within Edinburgh.

From jewellery, to items of clothing, just about everything you could think off is currently being held at Fettes police station.

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In what has been a quieter time due to the Covid and various lockdowns, these figures are what the lost property section at Fettes Police Station contain, and are generally lower than usual due to the pandemic.

If items are not reunited with their owner, then the station in the north of the city is where to go.

Some of the highest number of items include 374 mobile phones, 609 documents, 369 purses and wallets, and 230 bicycles.

There is also a ton of cash waiting to be claimed, with 130 units of money going begging, although the exact figure of this was not available.

There are also 27 rings. So, if your other half is still furious at you for misplacing your wedding or engagement ring, it may be worth a trip to Fettes.

Some of the more unusual items handed in and awaiting collection are one single edible, two prams, five motor vehicle items and one 'package', whatever that means.

The full list of items can be found below:

  • Watches - 72
  • Gloves (Pairs & Single) - 5
  • Purses & Wallets - 369
  • Spectacles - 60
  • Handbags - 31
  • Scarves - 1
  • Rings - 27
  • Hats - 10
  • Brooches - 0
  • Coats/Jackets - 16
  • Necklaces - 12
  • Boots & Shoes - 2

  • Bracelets - 21
  • Clothing - 8
  • Miscellaneous Jewellery - 24
  • Clothing Miscellaneous - 3
  • Cash (Sterling) - 130
  • Valises/Bags - 100
  • Monetary (Pre-Paid Cards/Gift Cards/Foreign Currency) - 9
  • Tools - 16
  • Documents - 609
  • Motor Vehicle Items - 5
  • Books - 0
  • Hardwear - 5
  • Medical/Optical/Photographic - 17
  • Packages - 1
  • Household - 3
  • Requisites Writing - 0
  • Household Electrical - 49
  • Requisites Smoking - 2
  • Toys & Sports - 15
  • Requisites Female - 4
  • Edibles - 1
  • Umbrellas - 4
  • Prams - 2
  • Mobile Phones - 374
  • Bikes - 230

Legally, Police Scotland must hold onto items of lost property for at least three months, so there's hope out there if you believe one of these items belongs to you.

If this is the case, you can fill out a lost property form here.

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