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Alert message sent 27/09/2018 11:30:00

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Thursday, 27 September 2018

Farm Watch Coordinator's Update

Reported cases of loose animals on the public highways this week has dropped from 227 last week to five, all of which were cows. Please, livestock owners, ensure that your field boundaries are animal proof.

Please ensure that you check your road, motorway and railway sided fields at least once a day.

There have been several thefts this week across both East and West Sussex. Items stolen include a metal sign, a GPS receiver, three batteries, a pecker attachment for a digger, a set tractor keys, a control box from a tractor, a quantity of  metal fencing, a lightning conductor, a large quantity of roofing lead, a Land Rover Defender, a CCTV camera and a chainsaw.

Crime and incident update

 

Monday, 17 September to Sunday, 24 September 2018

Area

Ref

Date

Details

Adur &

Worthing

0865

19/09/2019

Farm premises in the Lancing area were entered and a muzzle was cut from a horse. The muzzle was being worn for medical reasons and it’s removal may cause serious issues for the horse. Did you see anything?

0752

23/09/2018

HERITAGE Intruders went to the Shoreham Fort and uprooted the heras fencing and stole a sign on the side of the building.

Arun

 

 

Nothing reported

Brighton & Hove

 

 

Nothing reported

Chichester

0866

19/09/2018

A farm in the Petworth area was broken into, an attempt was made to break into a tractor cab, someone then climbed onto the roof of the cab and stole a John Deere GPS Starfire 3000 receiver used for auto steering valued around £2,500.

1141

20/09/2018

Intruders entered a farm yard in South Chichester, they took three batteries and loaded them into their van. Fortunately a passer-by saw them, stopped them and made them put them back.

Crawley

0803

20/09/2018

A pecker attachment from a digger used for breaking concrete was stolen from a property in Crawley. There are CCTV images and this is being investigated.

Eastbourne

0588

23/09/2018

HERITAGE Overnight extensive damage was done to a Grade 2 listed Victorian property in Manor Gardens, Eastbourne. The door was lifted off its hinges leaving the building vulnerable. Did you see or hear anything? If so please call it in.

Gatwick

 

 

Nothing reported

Hastings

0214

17/09/2018

HERITAGE A church in Brittany Road, St Leonards on Sea, had damage caused to the dry-stone wall in the church yard.

Horsham

0457

17/09/2018

A farmer from the Rudgwick area of Horsham reported that two of his Frisian cows went missing on Thursday, 6 September, both are heavily pregnant. One of the cows was located. The other is still missing and about to calf, the cow has the identifying tag D1 on her rump.  

0236

18/09/2018

Intruders were seen messing around with a tractor in the Faygate area of Horsham, when they were approached three young people ran away with the keys.

0258

19/09/2018

A farm in Horsham Road, Steyning was broken into. A JCB Fast Track 4220 was broken into and the control box was removed and the wiring cut.

1230

23/09/2018

A farm in Hammerpond Road, Horsham was entered and a large amount of metal fencing was stolen. A quantity of other fencing was piled up along with a man hole cover and other pieces of machinery parts. 

Lewes

0317

18/09/2018

HERITAGE A church in the Hassocks area had its metal lightning conductor stolen. Pease pass this on to all churches in your area.

Mid Sussex

0137

18/09/2018

HERITAGE A property in the Hand Cross area had a quantity of lead stolen from its roof.

0215

20/09/2018

A blue ‘J’ registered plated Land Rover Defender with an Ifor Williams canopy fitted on the back and a galvanised chassis was stolen from a property in Heath Road, Haywards Heath.

0443

21/09/2018

At 11:20pm on Thursday, 20 September CCTV on a farmhouse in Hassocks captured a man walking across a field, go through the hedge and into the garden. He was seen climbing scaffolding and cut the wires and stole the CCTV camera.

0945

23/09/2018

WSFRS attended a farm fire in Harwoods Lane, East Grinstead with two units.

Rother

0428

21/09/2018

An outbuilding to a farm in Northiam Road, Broad Oak near Rye was broken into and a brand-new chainsaw was stolen.
 

Wealden

0426

18/09/2018

ESRFS attended a tractor fire on a farm in Marklye Lane, Heathfield.




 
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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