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Farm Watch Bulletin - 25 January 2018

Alert message sent 25/01/2018 09:33:00

Information sent on behalf of Sussex Police

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Farm Watch Coordinator's Update
The number of animals reported as loose on the highway this week totals 24. This was made up of 20 sheep, 3 horses and a cow. Please check your roadside hedges and fences on a daily basis, including those where a railway line passes by.

Kindest regards 

Crime and incident update

Monday 15 January 2018 to Sunday 21 January 2018





Adur & Worthing



Nothing reported




Nothing reported

Brighton & Hove



Overnight a battery, valued at £150 that was attached to an electric fence in a field on Ovingdean Road, Brighton, has been stolen.




Three youths and a dog were seen by witnesses in fields off Lock Lane, Birdham, Chichester. It is believed that they were lamping for rabbits. 



A shed to the rear of a farmhouse in Rogate has been forcefully entered. At this time we do not have a list of what may have been stolen.



A stolen tractor and trailer have been recovered from a field in Rowlands Castle. The owner of the tractor has been notified.



A farm in Trotton, Petersfield, has been broken into and a JCB micro digger 0.8 tonne was stolen.



A stable yard in Main Road, Emsworth, have been entered overnight, the locks to all the stables and feed room have been removed. At this time, we do not have a list of what may have been stolen.



A stable in Broad Walk, Rowlands Castle, has been broken into and various items of tack have been stolen. These include a black 17.5“ Kent and Masters GP saddle, a black Libby’s reflective webbing bridle with silver thread woven into it, a black Wintec Girth, a light blue GP numnah, a pair of stirrup leathers and a pair of safety stirrup irons that were fitted with a pair of plastic toe stops.   




Nothing reported




Nothing reported




Nothing reported




Nothing reported




Intruders jumped over a fence to enter a site in Cedar Close, Horsham. Once in they broke into a store room and stole cans of paint. They then removed filters on three dumper trucks and poured the paint into both the engines and fuel tanks of the vehicles. Damage to the vehicles is estimated to be in the region of £60,000.



Two wheel barrows have been stolen from a farm in Two Mile Ash Road, Sheerwater, Horsham.



A witness reported seeing two people in camouflage jackets and two Lurcher type dogs dragging a deer towards a red pickup truck that was parked in layby on the A264, Faygate, near the roundabout coming from Horsham.




Remains of a deer were found in the Sheffield Park area; the previous day gun shots were heard in the same area.



A caravan parked on a farm in Offham, Lewes, has been broken into. A set of keys that fitted a 66 Reg BMW were stolen along with the car.

Mid Sussex



There was a case of dogs chasing sheep reported in Sharpthorne. The owner of the dogs was located and an amicable result was achieved.




Nothing reported




A unit on a farm in The Street, Selmeston, Polegate, was forcefully entered and approximately £30,000 worth of tools were stolen.



A trailer that is described as 8’ x 4’, old and rusty, has been stolen from a field in Framfield Road, Uckfield.



A farmer from Bells Yew Green found two males with the bonnet of his tractor up that was parked in a cattle shed. When he confronted them they jumped back into their car and sped off without speaking. The car is described as silver/grey Fiesta type.



A farm owner from Wych Cross, Forest Row, encountered what he describes as two men in their 40s who had driven half a mile up a private drive on his farm. When approached and asked what they were doing on his land, they said they had taken a wrong turn then sped off in a in a silver Ford Eco Sport with a registration number similar to GY!7!NF.



West Sussex Fire & Rescue attended a chimney fire at a farmhouse in Birch Grove with two appliances.

Help us keep Sussex safe

If you saw or heard anything, or have any information about any incident in this message please contact us online, email us at 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting the reference number provided.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org
Wildlife Officers can be contacted via local email addresses

Please only contact your local Wildlife Officers for any general enquiries or questions, not to report a crime. Report all crimes and incidents to Sussex Police online, email us at 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101.

Adur and Worthing: adurandworthing@sussex.pnn.police.uk

Arun: arun@sussex.pnn.police.uk

Brighton and Hove: brightonandhove@sussex.pnn.police.uk

Chichester: chichester@sussex.pnn.police.uk

Crawley: crawley@sussex.pnn.police.uk

Eastbourne: eastbourne@sussex.pnn.police.uk

Hastings: hastings@sussex.pnn.police.uk

Horsham: horsham@sussex.pnn.police.uk

Lewes: lewes@sussex.pnn.police.uk

Mid Sussex: midsussex@sussex.pnn.police.uk

Rother: rother@sussex.pnn.police.uk

Wealden: wealden@sussex.pnn.police.uk

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