Before you report
Be discreet and stay safe.
If you encounter suspicious activity or objects, don’t get involved or do anything that makes you feel unsafe. Don’t touch anything – it may be dangerous and you could harm vital evidence.
Discreetly capture all of the information you can, (this may include taking a photo), including where and when the activity happened and, if relevant:
- details of people, companies or organisations involved (names, addresses and contact details if known) and any identifying features
- document details and/or payment method (if you work in a Customs-controlled Area or shop)
- vehicle, boat or aircraft details (colour, size, make, name, registration) and direction of travel
You may not have a lot of detail. Either way, don’t hesitate to report anything that doesn’t seem right, however minor it may seem - your tip could make a difference.
If it’s an emergency
Call 111 and ask for Police when:
- someone is badly injured or in danger
- there's a serious risk to life or property
- a crime is being committed and the offenders are still there or have just left
- it's happening now or has just happened.