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24th July 2019

Sussex Country Watch Bulletin

Reported loose animals on the highway this week is 55.
This was made up entirely by sheep.
Please check your boundary hedges and fences every day.

Crime and incident update
 Reported items stolen in the last week include
1 x generator, 5 x Chainsaws, 1 x Laser leveller,
50 x Pallets, 3 x John Deere Tractors, 3 x Quadbikes,
1 x Jet wash, 1 x Snow plough, 1 x TV, 1 x Laptop,
Various Prizes, 1 x Horse Trailer, Scrap copper,
3 x Batteries and 2 x number plates.
Value of stolen goods including damage £51,250
See reports below for detail.
If you have any evidence, no matter how small, on any of the crimes listed below, please call it in on the non-emergency number 101 and quote the reference number and date as given to the left of the report, of for that matter any other crime.
Please do not leave anything on sight in vehicles parked up, there have been several reports this week of thefts from vehicles.
Monday 22nd July2019 to Sunday 28h July 2019


Adur &
Nothing reported

Nothing reported

Brighton & Hove
A container and a shed on a building site in Roedean Crescent Brighton have been broken into, whilst the workmen were on site, and a quantity of tools have been stolen. These include a generator, 3 orange Stihl petrol chain saws and a laser leveller. Value of haul £3,600.00.

Business premises in Selsey Road Hunston Chichester were the victim of an unsuccessful break-in, CCTV captured a vehicle smashing through the main gate, a garage was entered but nothing was stolen, The vehicle left 4 minutes later with its 2 occupants.

Nothing reported

Nothing reported

Nothing reported

Nothing reported

St Johns Church in Church Road Horsham was broken into a safe was broken into but it is not believed that anything was taken. What is described as a complete mess was made of an office.

Premises in Storrington Road Pulborough were entered and approximately 50 pallets were stolen. Value £1,500.00.

A barn in Brighton Road Horsham was forcefully entered and a number of tools and equipment have been stolen. These include a John Deere Gaiter tractor, a red Honda, and diesel powered jet wash. Value £16,500.00.

A farm in Kings Barn Lane Steyning has been entered by a vehicle smashing through the main gate, destroying both the gate and snapping the post supporting it. The vehicle has then been driven round a 16 acre field.

A green Yamaha Kodiak 450 Quadbike has been stolen from a locked workshop in New Barn Lane Henfield. Value £5,000.00.

A snow plough has been stolen by breaking into a garage in High Street Henfield. Value probably in excess of £20,000.00.

A motor vehicle drove through a field gate totally destroying it, then what looks like a precession of other vehicles followed through. The vehicles the drove around the field doing doughnuts. This caused the cows kept in the field to escape onto the road.  Cost of new gate £150.00.

A farm office in Codmore Hill Pulborough has been broken into and a TV, a laptop and prizes were stolen. Value, in excess of £1,000.00.

A John Deere X165 tractor has been stolen from farm premises in Fletching Common Lewes.

Mid Sussex
A fence to a farm in Hammerwood Road East Grinstead was smashed down in 4 separate places and the sunroof of a motor vehicle was smashed. Value £800.00.

0770 A green Yamaha Grizzly Quadbike has been stolen from farm premises in Haresdean Lane Pycombe. Value £2,000.00.

A John Deere S4 Gator utility tractor has been stolen from a farm in Spronketts Lane Bolney Haywards Heath. Value £15,000.00.

A sheep owner in Horsted Lane Sharpthorn East Grinstead has been the victim of a dog attack, 4 sheep need stitching up but it is expected that they will no doubt die of shock. Several others are still missing.

A black Wessex 3 horse trailer has been stolen from premises in Rosemary Lane Pett. Value £4,000.00.

A farm in Camberlot Road Hailsham has been entered and a quantity of scrap copper a petrol chainsaw and 2 batteries have been stolen. Value £2,000.00.

A sheep owner in Meres Lane Cross in Hand Heathfield has had an unknown dog attack his sheep, one was savaged around its neck and five others received superficial injuries.

A farm in Eridge Road Crowborough and a Amman twin drum roller TFAAV12EY80010948 was stolen along with 3 KLAC Kubota buckets KLAC lever and 2 x Hanix excavator buckets. Value £11,500.00.

Both number plates were stolen from a Land Rover Discovery parked in Gallipot Street Hartfield. Value £50.00.

The battery has been stolen from a tractor parked on premises in Chant Lane Crowborough. Value £150.00.


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 or their dedicated rural crime reporting number 0800 783 0137 or online here

Equipment and tool security
Equipment and tool security can be a particular issue for rural businesses and farms. 
To keep your belongings safe: 
lock equipment away in a secure building or part of a building when not in use

invest in a secure storage toolbox

install a burglar alarm on buildings where equipment is kept

always lock vehicles when left outside and keep the keys in your possession

keep expensive items and vehicles out of sight when not in use

consider using hitch locks, wheel clamps or ground anchors

mark your tools and equipment and register them for free with Immobilise

keep a record of all valuable items

consider fitting outside security lights

For further information on securing your belongings and how to mark your equipment, visit our burglary advice pages or the Secured by Design website click here.
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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