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Sussex Countrywatch Newsletter

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Sussex Country Watch Bulletin

Reported loose animals on the highway this week is 6.
This was made up by 3 Horses, 2 Sheep and 1 Cow.
Please check your boundary hedges and fences including Railways every day.
Harvesting is well under way, so please can you assist us by calling in any instances of hare coursing, or suspicious activity that is taking place.
Please carry on reporting any suspect vehicle that enters your property, although it may not have committed a crime at your property it may have visited a neighbouring establishment and committed a crime, by you calling it in, it puts that vehicle in an exact area an specific time.  Don’t forget, if when you are about your everyday business you see something that looks suspicious or out of place and you think possible crime is taking place, please call it in on the non-emergency number 101, that is unless a definite crime is being committed, then call 999.

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.

Crime and incident update
 Reported items stolen in the last week include
1 Tractor, 1 Dumper truck, 1 horse trailer, 2 Kayaks, 1 Land Rover,
1 Log splitter and 1 Saw bench.
Value of stolen goods and damage £29,400.00.
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.
Monday 29th July 2019 to Sunday 04th August 2019


Adur &
Nothing reported

A tractor parked on a farm in Old Park Lane Bosham Chichester its side windows smashed. Cost of repairs is £2,000.00.

A Thwaites 1 Tonne Dumper truck valued at £15,500.00 has been stolen from premises in Chalcraft Lane, Bognor Regis

Brighton & Hove
Nothing reported

A field gate in Taylors Lane Bosham was damaged to gain access, it is believed that it was done by poachers. Cost of damage £100.00.

Nothing reported

Nothing reported

Nothing reported

Nothing reported

A medium blue Ifor Williams 505 horse trailer, serial number K4000005500709, has been stolen from premises in Marches Road Warnham Horsham, value £2,000.00.

2 Kayaks that were on a trailer parked in Pulborough Railway Station car park have been stolen. They are described as double seated, Brand Wave Sports, model Horizon and valued at £1,000.00.

Sheep kept in a field in Holmdale Road Newhaven are being chased by a Terrier type dog. The farmer has had several sheep killed by unknown dog/s recently.

A green Land Rover was stolen from premises in Chyngton Lane North Seaford. The vehicle was seen by a person known to the owner who followed it. National Air Services were called who were able to communicate with officers on the ground who stopped it and arrested the 2 occupants.

Mid Sussex
WSF&R dealt with a hay barn fire in Paddockhurst Road Crawley with 4 appliances and a Land Rover and water carrier.

Tools have been stolen from a farm in Horsted Keynes Haywards Heath, these include a Hakki Pilke Eagle saw bench and a log splitter. Value £3,300.00.

A shepherd who keeps their sheep on land in Mountfield Robertsbridge found their sheep had been savaged by a dog. As a result 2 sheep were killed and 1 was seriously injured. Recently a neighbouring farmer had 5 killed by an unknown dog.

An unsuccessful attempt was made to break into a farm outbuilding in Easons Green Uckfield, damage to the building is estimated to be about £500.00.

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

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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