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Are you being investigated?
In that case, these items are seized as evidence which they are entitled to do. The Police Property Act doesn't apply unless they have no basis to retain an item.
If they are investigating and these devices are subject to even a stage one download, they have rights to retain them.
Sorry if that is bad news.
Can I clarify anything for you?
Probably because they are still at the lab or seized as an exhibit.
No. If they have seized it as evidence or as an exhibit there is no point in doing anything. You will get it back when it is all over.
You can only recover if they have it unlawfully.
No, like I said, it could be seized as an exibit.