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09/10/2019
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.
 
Crime and incident update

 Reported items stolen in the last week include
2 Satellite navigation units, 21 Gas bottles, 3 Quad bikes,
1 Hedge trimmer,11 Chainsaws, 3 Strimmer’s,
Diesel and Petrol, 1 Bicycle, 1 Cone splitter,
Vehicle damage, 1 Electric drill, 1 Combi power head, 1 Mitre saw,
1 Mower, 1 Trailer, 1 Log splitter, 1 Binoculars and 1 Wood Chipper.
The total value of reported rural crime this week is £106,955.00.
See reports below for detail
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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.
 
WORDS OF ADVICE
 
More will follow next week

Monday 30th September 2019 to Sunday 06th October 2019

Area
Ref
Date
Details

Adur &
Worthing

 
 
Nothing reported

Arun
1267
04/10/2019
Good News A member of the public called in to report that a motorcycle had been left outside their house in suspicious circumstances and wondered if it had been stolen, yes it had and was recovered.

Brighton & Hove
0645
05/10/2019
A livery yard in the Brighton area has been entered, all the batteries attached to various electric fences on the land were disconnected and moved to a neighbouring field, various outbuildings had been forcefully entered. It is believed that the intruder/s were disturbed as nothing was stolen.

Chichester
0158
01/10/2019
A farm in Funtington Chichester has had has had the satellite navigation equipment stolen from two separate tractors, valued at £7,200.00.

0286
01/10/2019
A farm in Bumbles West Wittering Chichester has had 20 gas bottles stolen worth £1,260.00.

0728
01/10/2019
An outbuilding on a farm in Barlavington Lane Sutton Pulborough has been entered and a red Honda 450 Quad Bike, a Husqvana chainsaw, a Yamaha chainsaw and 3 Stihl strimmer’s were all stolen. Valued at £5,000.00.

0124
02/10/2019
A sheep was found dead in suspicious circumstances in a field in Selsey Road Sidlesham Chichester. It had been mauled by an animal.

1408
02/10/2019
A yard in Bepton Midhurst was entered by two males wearing hoodies, this set off the alarm, they then left rapidly in a small hatchback, possibly a Corsa. The whole episode was captured on CCTV.

0225
03/10/2019
A farm in Bookers Lane West Wittering Chichester was entered and the intruder’s sole £100.00 worth of from the diesel tank and put it in 25 litre cans. CCTV captured it.

0790
03/10/2019
A contractor working within eyesight of his vehicle had the rear window of his Discovery smashed and had a Stihl MS230 chain saw, valued at £500.00 stolen.

1617
03/10/2019
A farm in Vicarage Hill Billingshurst was forcefully entered, a search of the property was made but nothing seems to have been taken.

1621
03/10/2019
A farm in Thorney Road Emsworth and all the windows of a Samsung 210 1c excavator were smashed. Damage estimated at £2,000.00.

Crawley
 
 
Nothing reported

Eastbourne
 
 
Nothing reported

Gatwick
 
 
Nothing reported

Hastings
0381
04/10/2019
A dog walker in Barley Lane Hastings witnessed two females walking their dogs one believed to be a Labrador Cross attacked and mauled a sheep, the dog’s owner is described as white, and in her 60s the second female is again described as white and in her 60s with a small black Labrador. Do you recognise these people if so please contact Sussex Police on the non-emergency number 101.

Horsham
1041
30/09/2019
2 Lurchers and a dog described as large and fluffy attacked and seriously ripped a sheep on a farm off Hollands Lane Henfield. A witness managed to get the telephone number of the dog’s owner and passed it to the farmer.

1302
02/10/2019
A witness reports seeing 7 people with Lurchers in the field of a farm in East Street Pulborough, and recognised them as the same people that they sore in the same field last year, the dogs were chasing wildlife.

0091
03/10/2019
A farmer who has land in Chapel Road Horsham reports that on attending his sheep this morning he found 3 of his sheep had been attacked overnight by what looks like dog bites.

1018
03/10/2019
A bicycle valued at £50.00 and a red gas bottle valued at £95.00 were stolen from premises in Bonnetts Lane Crawley.

0319
04/10/2019
A farm in Trout Lane Horsham has been entered and a Cone Splitter (used for breaking large pieces of wood) has been stolen. Valued at £6,000.00

0397
04/10/2019
A white Ford picker vehicle was parked on a farm in Charlwood Road Crawley has been severely damaged overnight, it looks as if it has been rammed both sides. Damage estimated at over £6,000.00 has been caused.

Lewes
0841
04/10/2019
Outbuildings to a farm in Peacehaven have been broken into and a variety of items have been stolen include 4 Stihl chain saws, 3 Husqvarna chain saws, a Makita 18v cordless drill, a Stihl Combi power head 130 with attachments and 20 litres of petrol in a green Jerry can. Valued at £3,850.00.

Mid Sussex
 
 
Nothing reported

Rother
0233
03/10/2019
A food van that was parked on a farm in Pashley Road Wadhurst was deliberately set fire at 02.00 Hours this morning. Damage estimated at £45,000. 00.

0409
05/10/2019
HERITAGE A church in Bexhill has again been the victim of lead theft. At this time we do not have any idea as to the cost of damage.

Wealden
0040
30/09/2019
A Makita mitre saw valued at £500.00 was stolen from the barn of a farm in Hailsham Road Stone Cross Pevensey.

0312
30/09/2019
A farm in Hailsham Road Polegate was entered by a male in a vehicle just as the farmer’s wife was putting her young children into a car, she went round to ask the intruder what he wanted when he was abusive and mad threatening remarks to her.

0132
01/10/2019
A Husqvana Robot mower, Model AM4500X, product no 967853003, serial number 190201146 has been stolen from a field Wilmington Polegate. Estimate £4,100.00.

0212
01/10/2019
A farm in Lye Green Crowborough was broken into and 2 Quad Bikes valued at £10,000.00 were stolen.

0098
03/10/2019
What is described as a small trailer has been stolen from premises in Otham Court Road Polegate, valued at £800.00.

1024
04/10/2019
A log splitter valued at £1,000.00 has been stolen from premises in Station Road Berwick Polegate.

0369
05/10/2019
A garage to premises in Motts Hill Groombridge has been entered forcefully and a Chain saw a Hedge Cutter and a pair of binoculars have been stolen, value £2,600.00.

0801
07/10/2019
A farm in Bodle Street Green Hailsham was entered and an orange Timber TW150 wood chipper, model TW230DHB, valued at £20,000.00 was stolen. Did you see anything
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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