Q174: I have been burgled. Will you come and fingerprint my house and if so can I tidy up?
After police officers have taken the initial report, scenes of crime officers (SOCO) will at attend to examine your house, it is therefore important that you do not touch anywhere that you believe the suspect has touched.
We appreciate that being burgled is a very upsetting experience and that you may want to tidy up as soon as possible. However, it is vital that all available evidence at the scene is obtained. Please leave any areas where the suspect may have been alone until SOCO has attended.