According to new guidelines, police officers hunting for missing people should “not rule out” any tip-offs from psychics and clairvoyants.
RT reports: In a consultation document from the College of Policing (COP), which lists new guidelines on how police should handle inquiries on missing persons, officers are urged to examine a psychic’s methods and “accredited success” before heeding their supernatural advice.
The consultation, which runs until October 9, aims to offer official guidance for police officers and support them in missing person’s investigations.
“Any information received from psychics should be evaluated in the context of the case, and should never become a distraction to the overall investigation and search strategy unless it can be verified,” the consultation paper said.
“These contacts usually come from well-intentioned people, but the motive of the individual should always be ascertained, especially where financial gain is included,” it added.
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“The person’s methods should be asked for, including the circumstances in which they received the information and any accredited successes.”
A spokesperson for the COP said, in this context, “accredited success” means previous cases where a psychic has given police information that turns out to be correct.