Its in the Detail

When reporting any incident to the Police it is advised to have a good description of any offender.

One very important tip, is to take a special interest in clothing for the lower part of the body eg trousers/skirt & footwear, as tops are often changed by offenders in an attempt to throw Officers off their scent. 

In addition to this make note of any tattoos/distinguishing marks (that cannot be quickly altered).

If the incident relates to a vehicle then the index number (number plate) of the vehicle is vital. If you were only able to get part of the index it is still worth recording/reporting this along with the make & colour of the vehicle.

ID of person guide

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