Private Investigators in Plymouth

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Bond Rees are the leading private investigators in Plymouth. We offer a discreet and professional private investigation agency who can achieve the results and answers you need and provide the most robust of evidence in minimal timescales.

So whether you need surveillance on a cheating spouse, a rapidly delivered writ or divorce paper serving, an instant bug sweep of your commercial offices, for us to trace an individual, or even evidence gathering for a court case, we can help.

We cover all of the UK and have local branches in cities and towns throughout including Plymouth.

Bond Rees are the leading professional private and corporate investigation agency in the country with the size, coverage, resources, experience, and proven track record to ensure that individuals of businesses hiring us receive the most comprehensive and effective investigative services.

If you need private or corporate investigation in Plymouth or wherever you are in the UK, contact Bond Rees today.

Private Investigator Services in Plymouth

Bond Rees will customise any service or package to the exact needs and required outcomes of your situation.

We provide some general examples below of the types of work our professional private detectives undertake for our clients every day:

  • Person tracing (We trace missing persons, 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)
  • Beneficiary Tracing (For wills / probate)
  • GPS Vehicle Tracking
  • Covert & undercover surveillance
  • Infidelity & Affair Investigations (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 Private Investigations
  • International People Tracing (USA, Canada, Australia, Africa, Asia, etc)
  • Fraud Investigation (including benefits fraud, insurance fraud, pension scams, holiday scams, vehicle scams, money mule investigations, account takeover fraud, illegal tradespeople, etc)
  • Honey trapping investigations
  • 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 private homes, hotel rooms, industrial premises, bathrooms, and commercial offices.
  • Surveillance Equipment / Covert CCTV installationBrand Protection Investigation
  • Vehicle tracking / Find a stolen car, trailer or motorbike
  • 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, suspicion of dealing drugs, domestic violence, theft, vandalism and damage to vehicles, etc)
  • Evidence gathering for traffic accidents, accidents at work and assaults to prove negligence or otherwise
  • Bullying investigations (e.g Workplace bullying)
  • Locate struck off doctors
  • Cult infiltration and investigations (i.e Narcissistic family cults, Religious groups, Sex cults, etc.)
  • Coercive behaviour, Gaslighting investigations, Cult mind Control, Brainwashing of vulnerable individuals, Childhood conditioning, Totalitarian Behaviour, etc.
  • Theft or abusive behaviour investigations of partners, private care worker, cleaners, nannies, etc.
  • Stalking, Intimidation, Exploitation & Harassment investigations (Online harassment and Off-line harassment)
  • Illegitimate child search / paternity investigations
  • Searches for parents not paying child support
  • Child custody investigations (Finding children who have been taken away by parent)
  • Finding birth father or biological mother
  • Find ex-colleagues from work, the military, sports teams, community clubs, etc.
  • 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
  • Witness interviews, statements and investigations
  • Suspicious neighbour investigations (Drug Users, Suspected Drug Dealers Physical Abuse, Child Abuse, Noise Intimidation, Gaining proof of verbal abuse and disturbance, etc)
  • Grooming investigations
  • Dating profile investigations (e.g cheating partner’s pretending to be somebody else.)

Why choose Bond Rees Private Investigators in Plymouth?

We are the most established and experienced private investigation agency in the UK. Our Plymouth-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.

Bond Rees have extensive experience in the fields of private and corporate investigation and have the expertise and knowledge to offer the best investigative services in the UK.

We take immense pride in our work, in obtaining the results you need and providing ultimate customer satisfaction; we will always go above and beyond to achieve the outcomes our customers require.

Bond Rees recognise the significance of privacy for our individual and corporate clients and guarantee total discretion and confidentiality in every task and investigation we undertake.

We will provide you with ongoing updates so that you are always kept in the loop throughout your investigation and a full detailed report and documented evidence at its conclusion.

Bond Rees employ only the highest calibre of professional private detectives with the experience, skill sets and qualities to provide our clients with the most comprehensive and qualified of investigative services.

We have local branches situated throughout the UK so you are not picking up the tab for our travel and accommodation expenses as you will with so many other agencies and providers of professional private and corporate investigation.

We are an established professional and legitimate agency and will deliver on our promises and act in a legally compliant manner throughout all work we undertake for you.

Locations we cover in Plymouth

Bond Rees have UK wide coverage meaning that we can assist you wherever you are in the country or wherever your investigation leads. Our local branches are situated throughout towns and cities across the UK. Our Plymouth office is located centrally to the city in between Plymouth train station and the university.

Areas of Plymouth our detectives cover

We cover the entire city of Plymouth from this branch and the surrounding areas. Bond Rees is a UK-wide investigations agency with local detectives based across the Devon area, including Torquay, Exeter and Barnstaple.

How to access private investigation services in Plymouth

It’s easy to get in touch with Bond Rees; just use any of the methods given below and an advisor will call you straight back for an informal chat about your needs and how we can help you:


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.

Private Investigator Costs Plymouth

Our private investigators in Plymouth are very affordable. The exact price of the work we undertake for you will be calculated and shared with you by an advisor before you make any commitment to hiring Bond Rees but we provide the below general guide to costings to help you know what to expect:

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 Plymouth?

Professional private investigation is the best way of achieving the results and answers you need and obtaining robust evidence in minimal timescales whilst removing any risk to you of legal challenge or personal conflict.

Trying to undertake private investigation yourself places you in the position or risking detection by the individual you are investigating which could lead to confrontation or an inability to investigate further or obtain evidence.

There is also a complex legal framework around activities and behaviours that can be undertake within legitimate private investigation and you may inadvertently contravene this and be liable for civil or criminal legal proceedings against you.

Professional private investigation can address all manner of situations and quandaries in your personal life whether you are worried about a partner cheating, have lost touch with a family member or old friend, or if you need evidence to support your legal case in child custody or divorce proceedings.

There is no situation that Bond Rees have not previously encountered, and we will be able to provide the practical and effective solution to whatever issue you are facing in your personal life.

Contact Bond Rees today to find out how our dedicated team of professional private detectives can help you.

What benefits can my Plymouth business see from hiring you?

Bond Rees have been providing robust and effective corporate investigation services for many years across the UK to all sizes of businesses operating in all kinds of industries.

If you own a business and are concerned about potential fraud, misconduct or negligence taking place within your company, we will be able to get to the truth and provide you with the evidence to take internal or legal action against this.

You may have noticed stock or equipment going missing or discrepancies in accounting or invoicing records.

You may be concerned that your communications are being hacked or altered or your business reputation is being targeted in some way and impacting on your company’s reputation and revenue.

You may have an employee who you think is fraudulently claiming expenses, sick pay, or injury compensation.

Whatever worries or difficulties you think may be impacting on your business our committed team of professional private detectives have the experience, knowledge, and access to technology to uncover the most well hidden of activities and will get the answers and clarification you need.

Contact Bond Rees today to take action to protect and safeguard your business.

Do you help law firms in Plymouth?

Bond Rees offer professional services to legal firms across the country and would be delighted to provide our assistance to any Devon-based legal firm. Our private investigators in Plymouth have worked with law firms and legal teams in Tavistock, St Austell, Torquay, Exeter, and Truro.

If you need help with process serving, background checking, person tracing or any other professional service just contact Bond Rees today on any of the above listed communication methods and an advisor will be in touch.

Are private investigators legal?


Private and corporate investigation are legitimate and recognised practices within the UK and professional private detectives can provide reports and evidence to support legal cases.

There are conditions around what can be undertaken and how within professional investigative work and legislation such as GDPR, the Data Protection Act 2018, the Investigatory Powers Act 2016, the Human Rights Act 1998, and the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 all provide clear guidance around this.

Bond Rees are fully aware and in compliance with all legislation pertaining to private and corporate investigation and conduct all work in an ethical and legitimate approach.

What can a private investigator legally do?

There are many activities and actions that a professional private detective can undertake to support legitimate and in-depth investigation and achieve results and evidence clients need to take decisive next steps.

This can include covert surveillance or the physical following of an individual to gather information about the locations they attend, daily routines and activities and people they interact with and obtain photographic proof of this.

Professional private detectives have access to specialist software and technology that enables comprehensive searching of data, records, files, and social media accounts to gain insight and clarity around an individual’s lifestyle, background, and identity.

Door knocking, face to face or telephone enquiries and physical reconnaissance all provide means for a professional private investigator to become more informed about a person and obtain a fuller picture of who they are and what they do.

In some situations, it is possible to legally employ surveillance equipment such as cameras, listening devices and GPS vehicle tracking. Our private investigators in Plymouth have their finger on the pulse of the latest technologies on the market.

With the consent and knowledge of the business owner it is also possible for a professional private detective to take on undercover roles within companies or premises to gain inside information and knowledge.

Private Investigator FAQs

What areas do you cover?

Bond Rees are a UK wide agency with branches situated locally throughout the country – we will be able to provide our professional investigative services wherever you need us.

When are you open?

Bond Rees are open and available to discuss how we can help you 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

When can my investigation start?

Whenever you need it; we have professional private detectives available to start work now across the UK.

How long will my investigation take?

This depends on the individual needs of your case; our advisor will provide you with detail around expected timescales and regular updates, so you are always kept informed and in control.

Will I receive a report?

Bond Rees provide a full detailed report and documented evidence at the end of every investigation we undertake.

Do you work with businesses or individuals?

Bond Rees provide both private and corporate professional investigation services and are happy to hear from individuals and businesses alike.

Will I have to pay the full cost upfront?

This depends on the circumstances and size of your case and our advisor will discuss payment options available to you before you decide whether or not to proceed. If you need the help of our private investigators in Plymouth, it’s your decision. We do not employ pressure sales tactics.

How can I hire Bond Rees?

Bond Rees private investigators in Plymouth are ready to help and to start investigative work for any individual or corporate client.

Contact us on any of the above stated methods and an advisor will call you straight back for a non-obligation chat about your needs and how we can help you.

If you are completely happy with the solution we recommend we can begin your investigation without delay.

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