Missing Persons Database
REPORTING SOMEONE MISSING
If you wish to report someone missing, who may have been at the incident, telephone Your nearest Police Station, please be aware that they will ask for the following information.
IT WILL ASSIST THEM IF YOU HAVE THIS INFORMATION READY BEFORE TELEPHONING
1. Why do you think the person you
are concerned about may have been involved?
6. Do they have any major
distinguishing features i.e. unusual clothing, that would make them stand out in
1. What is your full name and
relationship to the person that you are concerned about?
ABOUT THE NEXT OF KIN
1. Are you the next of kin?
It is important that you let other members of your family and friends know that you have reported someone missing, as they might be trying to contact the police to tell them the same information.
If the person who you are concerned about contacts you to advise that they are safe you should contact the Casualty Bureau straight away to pass on that information. This allows us to concentrate on those people who are still unaccounted for.
Any information that you supply will be recorded on a form and the details then entered onto a computer database. This helps manage the records as well as provide the Investigation Team at the scene of the incident with up to date details.
If you are reporting a family missing, a form will need to be completed for each family member who you are concerned about.
Once we have definite news about the person(s) who you have reported missing we will contact you. Therefore it is important that someone is near to the telephone to receive the call.
When a Casualty Bureau is activated, hundreds of callers will be trying to get through. We will try to deal with these calls as quickly as possible therefore you may find that you have to queue for sometime before being answered.