Private Investigators in Colchester

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Bond Rees are the leading private investigators in Colchester. With a 98.7% success rate and highly experienced team of detectives, our results speak for themselves. Our professional private investigation agency is made up of ex-military, ex-police force, and cyber security experts who are prepared to deliver results on both a personal and corporate level.

So whether you need a same-day bug sweep of your home, a trace on a missing person, surveillance on a cheating or lying spouse, a swiftly delivered writ or divorce paper serving, or even legal evidence gathering for a court case, we can help.

Bond Rees is rated as the Best Private Investigators in Colchester on Trustpilot

Bond Rees have a committed and competent team of professional private detectives and the resources and facilities that have allowed us to build up an unrivalled track record for achieving the required results in the shortest timescales.

Bond Rees cover the whole of the UK but have many local branches, including one in Colchester.

If you need efficient, reliable, and effective private or corporate investigation in Colchester, or indeed anywhere in the UK, contact Bond Rees today.

Our Private Investigation Services in Colchester

Bond Rees private investigators in Colchester can provide an extensive range of investigation services and will customise any investigation to your exact needs and requirements.

Below are some examples of the types of work our private detectives undertake every day for private and corporate clients:

  • Person tracing (We trace lost relatives, ex-partners and old flames from school, find probate beneficiaries, find people in the UK, fine people abroad, find cowboy builders who owe money from an unfinished project, etc.)
  • Debtor Tracing (Someone who owes you money like a tenant who didn’t pay rent)
  • GPS Vehicle Tracking
  • Covert & undercover surveillance
  • Infidelity Investigation (We offer surveillance to catch cheating husband, wife or partner, benefits cheats, theft by employees, etc.)
  • Corporate Investigations (Due diligence, corporate espionage, spying, intelligence gathering, corruption, and competitor investigations.)
  • Financial Investigations
  • International Investigations
  • International People Tracing (USA, Canada, Australia, Africa, Asia, etc)
  • Fraud Investigation
  • Employee investigations (such as employee theft, employee fraud, employee misconduct, and data Protection Act breach investigations)
  • Business partner investigations (for theft and corruption)
  • Bug sweeping of homes, hotel rooms and commercial offices
  • Surveillance Equipment / Covert CCTV installationBrand Protection Investigation
  • Vehicle tracking / Find a stolen car
  • Cyber Crime (Scammers. Phishing, Electronic money theft, Cryptocurrency theft, Phone & Computer Hacking, Identity Theft, Stolen Money, Computer Forensics, Security Penetration Checks (Pen Testing), etc)
  • Process serving (e.g serving of legal documents, such as divorce papers, writs, summons, section 8 and section 21 notices, etc)
  • Telephone number tracing
  • Lie Detector Testing (also called Polygraph Examination)
  • Background Checking
  • Tracing Land Owners
  • Identity theft investigations
  • Catfishing investigations
  • Family law investigations
  • False allegations and character assassination
  • Investigate troublesome neighbours (for damage, drug dealing, domestic violence, etc)
  • Evidence gathering for accidents and assaults to prove negligence or otherwise
  • Locate struck off doctors
  • Coercive behaviour and gaslighting investigations
  • Stalking, Exploitation & Harassment investigations
  • Illegitimate child search / paternity investigations
  • Searches for parents not paying child support
  • Find children who have been taken away by parent
  • Finding birth father or biological mother
  • Evidence for prima facie defamation (e.g Finding someone who posted photos, comments, or damaging information on chat forums, social media and website comments.)
  • Tech fraud (Bank hacking, crypto theft / hack forensics and tracing, phishing email fraud, etc.)
  • Close protection services
  • Mystery shopper investigations
  • Fly Tipping Investigation
  • Brand Protection Investigation
  • Address tracking
  • Service of court order
  • Attend and make court hearing notes at criminal trials
  • Suspicious neighbour investigations
  • Grooming investigations

Why choose Bond Rees Private Investigators in Colchester?

Bond Rees are the leading private investigation agency in the UK.

Colchester-based Private Investigators have been feature in the press in the UK, and overseas

We are the most established and experienced private investigation agency in the UK. Our Colchester-based detectives are among some of the best in the industry. Due to our depth of expertise, we are regularly contacted for an expert opinion by media titles, and have been featured in the press worldwide, including The New York Post, Huffington Post, The Sun, Yahoo Life, The Mirror, Lad Bible, Bristol Post, and Wales Online.

We have the experience, coverage, technology, and competency to undertake the most comprehensive investigations and achieve accurate results in minimal timescales, providing the most robust of evidence.

Bond Rees attract and hire the best private detectives; all of our private investigators have a background in military, government or police service and have the aptitude, qualities, skill sets and experience to conduct the highest quality investigations.

Bond Rees ensure all work undertaken by us is legally compliant and conducted in an ethical and rights respecting manner.

Bond Rees guarantee absolute discretion and confidentiality throughout and after every investigation, meaning your personal information and the details of your investigation are safe with us.

We have private investigator offices in Colchester and the surrounding areas

Locations our private detectives cover in Colchester

Our private investigators in Colchester have a local branch situated in Colchester town centre just a 5 minute walk from the Culver Square shopping centre.

From this convenient location we can provide professional investigation services throughout the town and beyond as far as the east coastal areas of Harwich, Clacton-on-Sea, Tollesbury, Abberton, Thorrington, Ardleigh, Lexdon, and inland to Braintree. Bond Rees is a UK-wide investigations agency with local detectives based across the Essex area, including Southend-on-Sea, Chelmsford, Basildon, Grays and Margate.

How to reach our private investigation team in Colchester

Just use any of the below contact methods to get in touch with Bond Rees and an advisor will call you back for a non-obligation discussion about ways we can help you.

Bond Rees are available 24/7 and look forward to receiving your enquiry.


Text: 07792 762 511


You can call any of the below numbers depending on the service you require:

Private Detective Services: 0800 002 9468

Lie Detector Services: 0800 051 5329

People Tracing Services: 0800 270 7260

Process Serving & other services: 0800 773 4931

Or use the contact form at the bottom of the page.

How much does a private investigator cost?

Private Investigator Costs Colchester

The precise cost of your investigation will depend on a number of factors that will be explained to you by an advisor before you commit to hiring one of our private detectives or booking one of our services.

However, a general costing guide to some of our services is provided below to give you some idea of private investigation costs:

People tracing services from £99 to £389.

Surveillance ranging from £389 to £780.

GPS Tracking Devices from £99 to £988.

Lie Detector Testing from £450 per test.

Corporate Investigations starting from £740.

Bug Sweeping Services starting from £998.

Why hire a private detective in Colchester?

Professional private detectives are fully trained and experienced in the many services and areas of private and corporate investigation.

They have access to information, software and technology that is not available within the public domain.

Private detectives and private investigation agencies are knowledgeable about the complex legal framework in place in the UK in regard to undertaking private and corporate investigation and what you can and cannot legitimately do.

Individuals trying to undertake private investigation themselves risk a futile exercise which would be frustrating to say the least or alerting the subject to the fact that they are investigating them and destroying the chance of any further investigation being able to take place.

They are also at risk of not having full understanding of the legal requirements of investigative work and therefore inadvertently committing an illegal act and invoking legal action against themselves.

Businesses who attempt to undertake corporate or employee investigation in house risk being accused of bias and of not conducting investigation in an objective or impartial manner, rendering evidence invalid and the company impotent to take any action against the perpetrator.

Hiring a professional private detective to uncover the truth and provide evidence regarding any issue that need resolving in your personal or professional world prevents risk to you or your business and ensures that accurate results will be achieved, and concrete evidence provided.

Benefits of hiring Bond Rees private detectives

What benefits can my business see from hiring you?

Bond Rees are specialists in the fields of corporate and employee investigation and have an extensive track record of getting results and providing irrefutable evidence in these areas of work.

Bond Rees will undertake every investigation in a legitimate and ethical manner removing all risk of any legal redress or challenge to your business as a result of investigation and findings concluded by us.

Bond Rees will allocate a specific professional private detective to act as point of contact for you who will provide you with regular updates and information throughout the investigation process so that you remain fully informed and in control of your investigation.

Bond Rees fully recognise the need to protect your business’ reputation and confidentiality and we guarantee absolute discretion and data protection at all times.

Bond Rees will provide you with a full professional report and documented evidence at the conclusion of your employee or corporate investigation, so you have all the proof you need to take fully informed and decisive action.

Do you help law firms in Colchester?


Bond Rees have extensive experience throughout the UK of providing professional services such as process serving or person tracing to legal firms.

Our team of private investigators in Colchester would be delighted to assist any Colchester legal firm so just contact us using any of the above methods and an advisor will call you straight back.

Are private investigators legal?

Private and corporate investigation are both legal to undertake in the UK.

There are laws pertaining to the field of professional investigation such as The Data Protection Act 2018, The Investigatory Powers Act 2016, The Human Rights Act 1998 and GDPR amongst others and these provide a framework within which professional private detectives must conduct themselves.

Bond Rees private investigators always undertake investigation in a fully legally compliant and ethical manner.

What can a private investigator legally do?

Professional private detectives have a wealth of options they can legally undertake in support of private or corporate investigation and some examples of these are provided below:

  • Physically following or tracking a person (covert surveillance) to determine their activities, locations, routines, behaviours, and the people they interact with.
  • Taking of photographic evidence to act as proof of the above to be passed on to third parties (ie the person who has requested the investigation).
  • Using technology and specialist software to search records, databases, and social media to gain information on a person’s details, history, criminal past, lifestyle, assets, and social and professional network.
  • Using information searching and physical reconnaissance and enquiry to track down a person who is missing deliberately or unintentionally and pass on their whereabouts to a third party.
  • In some situations, and within certain criteria it is legal for a professional private detective to employ GPS vehicle tracking devices to determine locations a vehicle is driven to.
Common questions our detectives in Colchester get asked

Private Investigator FAQs

Will my situation be appropriate for private investigation?

Be assured that Bond Rees have dealt with the most diverse range of situations and dilemmas; whatever issue you are facing in your personal or professional life we will be able to recommend a practical and effective solution.

How long will investigation take?

This depends on the circumstances of your investigation and what you need to achieve.

Our advisors will be happy to talk you through the investigation process and the types of timescales you can reasonably expect from us.

When can my investigation start?

Immediately. Bond Rees have professional private detectives ready and available to start work for you right now.

How much will the investigation cost?

This is dependent on the services you need and the outcomes you want to achieve.

Our advisor will ensure you are fully informed of the total price before you commit to any work being undertaken by us.

 A general pricing guide is provided for your information above.

Do I have to pay the whole cost upfront?

This will depend on the service you need and the circumstances of your case.

Our advisor will be happy to discuss this with you and explain all of the payment options available to you.

How can I hire Bond Rees?

There are a number of contact methods provided above; just use of any of these to let us know about your enquiry and a Bond Rees advisor will call you back to answer any of your concerns or queries and get the investigative ball rolling for you!

Our private investigators in Colchester are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and look forward to providing you with the practical and effective solution to whatever issues you are facing.

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