Torn & Shredded Documents

Examination and reconstruction of torn and shredded documents.


In the case of cross-cut shredders, it can be extremely difficult to carry out a reconstruction due to the large number of small pieces that may be completely blank.

These examinations can be very time-consuming and are best conducted as staged examinations.


The process can be made easier if you know the type of document that may be present (company details, financial documents etc.) especially if you have an example of the specific type of document.

Please try not to interfere with the layers of shredding in the shredder bin - if possible submit the entire bin without emptying it out.

It can also be possible to match two torn edges, for example to show that a notebook page came from a particular notebook.

Shredded and torn paper, forensic examination