FROM Monday police will no longer be taking reports of lost property.

All police forces across England and Wales have agreed that with the exception of foreign ID documents (including passports), or items classed as ‘dangerous’, police forces in England and Wales will no longer take reports of lost property.

It is estimated over 300 hours of staff time will be saved each year, which can be used to deal with reports of crime and antisocial behaviour.

Should you lose anything, visit www.reportmyloss.com to receive a reference number for your loss, which can be provided to insurance companies.

There is also a letter you can print off and send your insurance company on the website if needed.