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Alert message sent 04/10/2018 08:23:00

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Thursday, 4 October 2018

Farm Watch Coordinator's Update

Reported cases of loose animals on the public highways this week is 205. This is made up with 201 sheep, two cows and two horses. 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 nail gun, two mowers, three chainsaws, a strimmer, two power saws, 20 litres of petrol, 24 cans of beer, an agricultural sat nav, a muck fork, two lead ropes, a disc cutter, a generator, a pump, two wacker plates, a motocross bike, a table top fridge and a battery charger.

Crime and incident update

Monday, 24 September to Sunday, 30 September 2018





Adur &




HERITAGE Last week a “Mapping Panel” was stolen from the fort at Shoreham, on Sunday someone broke in via the fencing on the east Caponier (a covered passage across a ditch round a fort) got into a room, breaking bricks that are part of the structure. If you know anything about this or see anything suspicious at these premises, please call us.




Nothing reported

Brighton & Hove



A shipping container on a farm in Race Hill was been broken into and a Festool nail gun was stolen.




A barn in Selsey Road, Chichester was broken into and several items were stolen. These include a Haiti lawnmower, a Stratton & Briggs mower, a Sthil chainsaw, a Stihl petrol strimmer, a Dewalt saw, a Dewalt sliding saw with stand, a portable charger pack, 20 Litres of petrol and 24 cans of beer from the fridge.




Nothing reported




An electric fence that keeps livestock contained on Beachy Head Road was cut four times in the last week.



A business property in Willingdon Road, Eastbourne was broken into and several shipping containers were broken into. At this time, it is not known if anything was stolen. 




Nothing reported




Nothing reported




HERITAGE Overnight at a church in Forest Road, Colgate, Horsham the lead was stripped from the roof and will cost thousands of pounds to replace.




A barn on a farm in Bishopstone, Seaford was entered and a Greenstar guidance system satellite receiver was stolen from a machine.



HERITAGE A Church in Church Hill, Newhaven had graffiti painted on it overnight.

Mid Sussex



A farm in Rowhill Lane, Balcome was entered and a muck fork and two lead ropes were stolen.




A farm in Wadhurst has been entered and various containers were broken into. Various items were stolen, including a petrol disc cutter, a generator, a pump, a trench wacker plate and a petrol wacker plate.



HERITAGE All the stained glass panels at a church in All Saints Lane, Bexhill were broken. This is the third time this has happened in a month. If you saw or heard anything, do contact police.




Two outbuildings at a farm in Boreham Street, Hailsham were broken into and two chainsaws and a Husqvana 50cc motocross bike were stolen.



A farm barn in Eastbourne Lane, Polegate was broken into, a table top fridge and a battery charger were stolen.



ESFRS attended a boiler fire in a farmhouse in Mayfield.

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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