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Farm Watch Bulletin 19 April 2018

Alert message sent 19/04/2018 13:00:00

Information sent on behalf of Sussex Police

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Farm Watch Coordinator's Update

This week we received reports of 17 loose animals on the public highways. These were made up of eight horses, seven sheep and two cows. As usual please check your boundary fences and hedges at least once a day, this should include boundaries to railway lines.

I cannot stress enough how important it is that you make a note of the serial numbers of any machinery or tools that you have. If any equipment is stolen, this will greatly increase the chance of returning your items to you should they be recovered.

Kind regards


Crime and incident update

Monday 09 April 2018 to Sunday 15 April 2018





Adur & Worthing



Nothing reported                   




A brand new Ifor Williams Mini Digger trailer has been stolen from premises in Chichester Road, Bognor Regis. We do not have the serial number at this time.                   

Brighton & Hove



Nothing reported                   




A mini digger, trailer and two steel backpack leaf blowers were stolen overnight from premises in Treyford, Midhurst. We do not have any serial numbers or make details at this time.




Nothing reported                   




Nothing reported                   




Nothing reported




Nothing reported




A barn in Wheatsheaf Road, Henfield, was entered and a green Kawasaki quadbike with a weed killer sprayer fitted to its rear was stolen along with a Stihl chainsaw, a Stihl petrol strimmer and a Stihl petrol leaf blower.



A farm in Crawley Road, Faygate, was entered and a container was forcefully broken into. A quantity of petrol Stihl leaf blowers were stolen.



A farm barn in Hooklands Lane, Shipley, was entered and a green R plate Land Rover 90 Defender was stolen along with a silver back for an Ifor Williams trailer.



Two men were caught by the fishing bailiff poaching fish from a Country Park in Horsham Road, Crawley. They were asked to leave, but not before putting the fish back that they had caught.



Intruders have attempted to enter premises on a farm in Brooks Green Road, Coolham, via the closed roller shutter. Fortunately, no entry has been made.



The owner of a dog was exercising it off the lead when it started chasing lambs in a field in Sopers Lane, Steyning. Quite rightly the owner of the 500 sheep was worried for the wellbeing of the sheep and called police. They were requested not to shoot the dog as officers were on their way. Fortunately, the dog owner managed to catch it and put it on its lead. Thankfully no sheep were injured.




Nothing reported

Mid Sussex



Nothing reported




Two Honda quadbikes have been stolen from farm premises in Udimore Road, Udimore. Both are red in colour, one had a metal rack fitted to its rear, the other was an automatic with a black gun holder fitted. At this time, we do not have any serial numbers.




A blue Binderberge saw bench that was fitted to the back of a tractor in Down Street, Piltdown, was stolen on 28/03/2018, but only just reported.



Three young men with four Greyhounds were seen in fields behind Polegate ambulance station. It is believed they were hare coursing.



A black Land Rover Freelander that was parked in a building on a farm in Chuck Hatch has had its front windscreen and frame smashed along with the nearside front and rear door windows. The doors have also been damaged.

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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