If someone you know has gone missing or you’ve seen, or have information about, a missing person, please get in touch. Find out below how to get help from the police and other organisations.

Are they in immediate danger?

If the missing person is in immediate danger, is a young child or vulnerable to harm, call 999 now.

If you're deaf or hard of hearing, use our textphone service 60066 or text us on 999 if you’ve pre-registered with the emergencySMS service.

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Report a missing person in immediate danger

Thank you. Please call 999 now.

Please have the following information ready, if possible.

  • Date and time the person was last seen and who by.
  • What they were wearing when they were last seen.
  • Their description, such as height, colouring, marks or scars.
  • Their address.
  • Any family, friends, or places they often go.
  • Do they have access to a car? If yes, please have the registration number, if possible.
  • Other means of transport (do they have a bus or rail card?)
  • Any enquiries that have been made to find out the person's whereabouts.
  • Any vulnerabilities they have, such as medical needs or a disability?
  • Why you consider them to be in immediate danger.

Even if you’re not sure, we'd rather hear from you and make the decision ourselves.