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Sussex Country Watch Bulletin
Reported loose animals on the highway this week is 46.
This is made up by 35 Sheep, 10 Cows and 1 Horse.
Please check your boundary hedges and fences especially those that border
Highways and Railways at least once every day.
This week we had a serious situation when a number of cows escaped from their field in the Battle area onto a main road, they then, via a level crossing, got onto the main Hastings to London Railway line, this resulted in the railway line being closed until they were rounded up. It was only because it was around 21:30 hours that there was not an accident.
Don’t ignore something you see or hear that seems out of place.
This could include seeing a suspicious person/vehicle or hearing the sound of glass smashing nearby
Noting down a registration number or a description of the person you saw could be the key to helping us
catch a criminal
Report any suspicious activity by calling the police on 101
only dial 999 in
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 are valued at £81.0150.00
and include 2 Diggers, 1 Breaker, 1 Front Bucket, 2 Quadbikes, 2 Ride on mowers,
1 Lawn mower, 1 Strimmer, 1 Leaf Blower, 1 Welding Kit, 2 Batteries, 1 Sheep Dye,
Several cans of Diesel, 1 Trailer, 1 Dumper Truck, 1 Pair of Wheels and 5 Gas Bottles.
See reports below for detail.
There has been many calls this week reference suspected poachers and or hare coursing taking place, far too many to report on individually, but please carry on reporting them.
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 02nd September 2019 to Sunday 08th September 2019
A motorhome and a trailer have been stolen from premises in Toddington Lane Wick Littlehampton. Details are unavailable at this time.
A Hitachi 2.6 Zaxis digger, serial number 32797, along with a Breaker and Bucket were stolen from school premises in Station Road Littlehampton. Value £30,000.00.
Farm premises in Days Lane Fontwell Arundel have been broken into and various pieces of equipment have been stolen, these include a red Honda Quad Bike
VIN 478TE24U844300058, a Ride on Mower, a Stihl Strimmer and a petrol driven Leaf Blower. Value £4,000.00.
A digger and a dumper truck has been stolen from premises in Shrimpney Lane Bognor Regis, makes and models unknown at this time. Value, in excess of £30,000.
Brighton & Hove
A lady walking her dog in Chesworth Lane Horsham spotted three teenaged girls in a hay field set fire to a heap of hay and run off, she managed to get a photo of the girls before she ran over and extinguish it. Enquiries are ongoing.
A red Honda Agricultural Quad Bike Vin Number 478TE22U134400889, has been stolen from a locked garage in Underhill Lane Hassocks. Value £4,000.00.
A property in Maypole Road Ashurst Road East Grinstead has been broken into several times in the last few weeks and various items have been stolen including a welding kit, a red Honda HRD petrol lawn mower serial number MZBM8040828, valued at £600.00.
A barn in Malthouse Lane Hassocks has been broken into and two leisure batteries were stolen along with a can of sheep dye and cans of Diesel Value £500.00.
Right on the Surrey Sussex border in Wilderwick Road East Grinstead a 4 metre triple axled Ifor Williams flatbed trailer was stolen. Value £8,000.00.
A pair of wheels worth £50 were stolen from a barn in Malthouse Lane Hassocks.
3 males in a white Ford van were seen stealing 5 x 47K gas bottles from a farm in Turners Hill Road Crawley.
A sheep feeder was vandalised and other damage was caused at a farm in Bodium. Value £1,000.00.
ESF&R attended a fire in a hop shed on a farm in Redlands Lane Robertsbridge with 4 pumps.
A farm in Battle Road Dallington had an outbuilding entered and a ride on mower and tools were stolen. Value £2,500.00.
A number of sheep in a field in Wadhurst were injured and one was killed by a dog. The dog’s owner had admitted the offence and agreed to pay damages.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or call 101.
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Brighton and Hove: email@example.com
Mid Sussex: firstname.lastname@example.org
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