Use of psychics in missing persons investigations

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2594
Question By: 
Andrew Boff
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

The College of Policing's consultation on missing persons investigations states that high-profile investigations attract the "interest of psychics" and others, such as clairvoyants, stating they possess "extrasensory perception". It further states that any information should be "evaluated in the context of the case" but should not become a "distraction to the overall investigation" unless "it can be verified". Has the Metropolitan Police Service ever proceeded with evidence provided in such a manner, and what are your considerations of the College of Policing's suggestions?

Answer

Answer for Use of psychics in missing persons investigations

Answer for Use of psychics in missing persons investigations

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Due to the number of missing person cases investigated each year (approx 40,000), the MPS are unable to verify whether information received specifically from psychics has ever been proceeded with.