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Phone police to hand in lost property

Townsfolk have to call 101 to hand in lost property

Townsfolk have to call 101 to hand in lost property

Anyone wanting to hand in lost property in Montrose will have to make an appointment with an officer over the phone when the front counter closes in March.

Last week, the Review revealed that the public counter at Montrose Police Station, on George Street, is to close on March 3 as part of Police Scotland’s cost cutting measures.

Anyone wanting to hand in or pick up lost property in the town will now have telephone the non-emergency 101 number to arrange an meeting with an officer.

A police spokesperson said: “Police Scotland has introduced a range of new ways for communities to contact them, including enhanced local policing, the new 101 non-emergency number and a strong national and local online presence.

“Along with the telephone, this is now how most people contact the police.

“All divisions now have the facility for members of the public to make appointments for police officers to visit them at their convenience to report crime, accidents or other matters requiring a police response.”

 

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