Sun 16 February 2020

Your Local Area

Enter your postcode to find Neighbourhood Watch schemes and crime statistics for your area

Sussex Countrywatch Newsletter

Alert message sent 11/12/2019 18:39:00

Information sent on behalf of Sussex Police

11th December 2019

Sussex Country Watch Bulletin

Reported loose animals on the highway this week is 25.
This is made up by 23 Sheep, 1 Horses and 1 Cow.
Please check your boundary hedges and fences every day, this applies more so of late because the ground is so wet, fences push over much easier.

Crime and incident update
 Reported items stolen in the last week include

Ducks Turkeys and Chickens, 2 x 2 wheeled trailers,
1 x Kawasaki Mule, 1 x Flail mower, 1 x Circular saw,
2 x Breakers with guns, 1 x Styhl saw, 1 x Laser leveller,
4 x Paslode nail guns, 1 x Paslode Finishing nailer, 1 set bolt cutters,
1 x garden bench plus 1 damaged, 1 stack of batteries,
1 x Generator, 1 x Whacker plate and 1 x John Deere tractor.
Value of stolen goods including damage £42,850.00.
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.

Words of Wisdom
Over the last few weeks, Sussex Police have received more than average calls from members of the public from across both East and West Sussex, reporting that garages, outbuildings and work vehicles had been broken into. In these break-ins power tools are being stolen, such as electric drills, chain saws, strimmer’s, hedge cutters etc.
Sadly, when we ask the aggrieved for the serial of the stolen goods, in the vast majority of cases, they do not have them. As a result, if we stop a suspect and they have goods in their possession that match yours we cannot prove that they are yours so unless the suspect admits they are stolen we have to give them back to the suspect.
So please make a note of the make, model and serial numbers of all your equipment, the register it free of charge on the Immobilise website
Monday 02nd December 2019 to Sunday 09thDecember 2019

Adur &

Ducks, Turkeys and large Chickens to the value of £800.00 have been stolen from a poultry farm in the Lancing area.

Nothing reported

Brighton & Hove
Nothing reported

Nothing reported

Nothing reported

An Erde trailer has been stolen from a property in Eastbourne, model and S/no unknown. Valued at £250.00.

A 2 wheeled flatbed camping trailer has been stolen from a property in Eastbourne. Valued at £300.00.

Nothing reported

Nothing reported

A Kawaski Mule and a Flail mower worth £4,000.00 have been stolen from the Sedgwick Park area of Horsham.

Premises in London Road Pulborough were entered and the alarm was set off, this seems to have scared the intruders off.

Nothing reported

Mid Sussex
Person/s unknown have knocked down 6 sections of fencing to a farm in Imberhorne Lane East Grinstead, then driven off.

A farm in Belmont Lane Hassocks has been entered and two workshops were broken into. Nothing seems to have been stolen.

A farm in Ninfield has been entered and a shipping container was forcefully entered. Tools to the value of £6,100.00 were stolen, these include a tile cutter, a Makita circular saw, a JCB breaker with yellow gun, a Stanley breaker with red gun, a generator, a Wacker plate, a Styhl saw, a laser leveller, 4 Paslode nail guns, 1 Paslode finishing nailer and a set of bolt cutters.     

One bench has been stolen and another one has been damaged at the Church Hall in Vicarage Lane Westfield

A silver Land Rover Discovery was stolen from a property in Whitbread Lane Beckley. The good news is that it was recovered, all be it damaged, the next day. Replacement cost £400.00.

An unsuccessful attempt was made to steal a quadbike in the Buxted area of Uckfield.

A farm in Dane Hill Haywards Heath has been entered and the workshop was broken into and a stack of batteries, valued at £1,000.00 were stolen.

A farm in Framfield Uckfield has been entered and a green John Deere tractor, model 5075E, Chassis No  1PY5075ECFE021531, Engine No PY3029H045952, Data DOT No DIDD438704, DATA TAG TRANSPONDANT NUMBER DC00470D7F DC0049DBFE DC00499288 valued at £30,000.00.

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 or call 101, quoting the reference number provided.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at 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 or call 101.
Adur and Worthing:
Brighton and Hove:
Mid Sussex:

Stay in the know with social media
Sussex Police

Links and attachments: Sussex Police will only ever link you to secure websites we trust. We will only send you attachments where we believe it is absolutely necessary.

Message sent by
Phillip Ball (Police, Volunteer Co-ordinator CountryWatch, Sussex)

Message tag words

Back to previous page
Click here to tweet this message to your followers

Discuss this alert message

Please see terms below before using this feature
Please be aware that the facility above is a Facebook service, posting your views will make some of your Facebook information visible to everyone (as with any Facebook activity).

The system administrators (VISAV Limited) monitor the content added. Any misuse or objectionable material should be reported to

The views expressed do not represent the views of the system administrators who are VISAV Limited, the Police, Neighbourhood Watch and other Information Provider using this service.