It is a wonderful feeling for both our clients and investigators when they are reunited with old friends, family and even pets and belongings when they have been lost for some time
(PRWEB UK) 6 June 2013
According to the recent The Independent report by Adam Sherwin dated 4th June the mystery of a missing Ivor Novello award found by the Metropolitan police in a discarded scrap heap has been solved. The Metropolitan police issued an appeal for the owner to come forward after finding the gong in a skip during a crackdown on metal theft in the area and carried out an investigation to find the owner. It was possible that it could have belonged to Robbie Williams, Cher or even Rod Stewart as they all received the award in 1999 when it is believed to have gone missing. However, in the experience of Private Investigator Leeds and some of the investigations they have carried out into missing property some people don't realise that their property has gone missing or even been stolen. In this type of situation it can be more difficult to locate the owners of the found property as they have no idea that it has been lost. In our opinion this could be because the item has been forgotten about or considered to be lost or in the case of a successful celebrity, who has many awards it may have been overlooked.
The Independent report goes on to say that the statue was seized along with stolen telephone exchange batteries and bikes during an Operation Ferrous raid on a scrap yard. According to the Metropolitan Police the scrap yard dealer did not have the correct documentation for the award and was planning on melting down the award for scrap. The Ivor Novello award is particularly valuable to scrap dealers as it is mostly made of copper and would be profitable for them to sell. During the investigation Mike Wilson, the maker of the awards since 1975, was contacted by the police and he was able to confirm that the statue was a display model. This display model may have been stolen from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) during a burglary in 1995. Vick Bain, executive director of BASCA said
“We are delighted to get the award back after 18 years. This statue was never handed out to a winner – people tend to hang on to them.”
Private Investigator Leeds is often asked to carry out investigations into many different situations for clients. Some investigations are into locating missing people, possibly a relative or friend who they have lost touch with or in some cases to reunite missing items to their owners, like in the case of the missing Ivor Novello award in this article. Using tried and trusted methods of investigation Private Investigator Leeds have had huge success of locating missing people, pets and property for their clients over the years.
Spokesperson from Private Investigator Leeds, Ashlea Peters said:
“It is a wonderful feeling for both our clients and investigators when they are reunited with old friends, family and even pets and belongings when they have been lost for some time. In my professional opinion if the gong belonged to a celebrity there would have been an investigation carried out either by the police or by a private investigation company like ourselves but in my experience some people are not even aware of the loss of property.”
Private Investigator Leeds along with their sister company Private Investigator Sheffield is a team of highly trained professional and discreet private investigators and detectives with over 35 years experience in the industry. Their understanding and approachable team of male and female detectives are available 24/7 to conduct matrimonial, corporate and private investigations