18th December 2019
Sussex Country Watch Bulletin
Reported loose animals on the highway this week is 52.
This is more than doubled from last week and is made up by 32 Sheep and 20 horses. With the ground being so wet and the shortage of grazing it is vital that you check your boundary hedges and fences several times each day as fences are much easier to push over.
Crime and incident update
Reported items stolen in the last week include
Electric cable, 1 Tractor, 1 Digger, 3 Batteries, 2 hedge cutter hand held,
1 Hedge cutter tractor mounted, 8 Chainsaws, 3 Welders, 1 Cutter,
7 Motorcycles and 2 Utility vehicles.
Value of stolen goods including damage £122,650.00.
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 09th December 2019 to Sunday 15thDecember 2019
A steel shipping container that is sited on ground owned by Highways England off the A283 in Shoreham by Sea has been broken into and electric cable was removed from a reel and stolen. Value unknown.
A farm in Wandleys Lane Eastergate Chichester has been entered overnight and machinery and equipment including tractors, diggers to the value of £30,000 was stolen.
A farm in Drove Lane Yapton was entered by person/s unknown who removed a bale of straw from the barn and set it alight. Fortunately a family member spotted it and was able to extinguish it before any major damage was caused.
Brighton & Hove
A farm in Ingrams Green Midhurst was entered overnight, three security lights were damaged and the padlock to the barn was removed by bolt cutters. Nothing seems to be missing but damage of £150.00 was caused.
An agricultural barn in Blackdown Haslemere has been broken into and 3 Makita batteries and 2 Stihl hedge cutters were stolen. Valued at £1,150.00.
An attempt was made to break into an outbuilding on a farm in Cooks Pond Road Milland Liphook. Whilst no access was gained £50.00 worth of damage was caused.
A farm in Lye Lane East Ashling has been broken into and a Hedge cutter was removed from a tractor and stolen. Valued at £8,000.00.
HERITAGE On three recent occasions St Richards Church in Priory Road Eastbourne has been the victim of crime. Vandals have smashed windows, the latest event is going to cost £400.00 to repair.
An unsuccessful attempt was made to break into an outbuilding of a farm in Streat Lane Hassocks, but £100.00 worth of damage was caused in the process.
A farm workshop in Saddlescombe Road Saddlescombe has been broken into and a chainsaw cabinet has been stolen along with 1 x Stihl 441 chainsaw. 1 x Stihl 084 Chainsaw, 1 x Husqvana 550 chainsaw, 1 x Husqvana 555 chainsaw, 1 x Husqvana chainsaw, 1 x Husqvana clearing saw and 2 x Stihl Clearing saws. Value £5,700.00.
The workshop to a farm in the Hooe area of Battle has been broken into and many tools and pieces of equipment have been stolen. These include a Jasic Mig Welder, 1 x Hyper Therm Plasma cutter, 1 x Arc generator petrol welder, 1 x ESAB Welder and an assortment of Milwaukie power tools, impact guns drills and a grinder. Total value of loss £20.500.00.
A farm in Wadhurst Road Mark Cross Crowborough has been entered and a steel shipping container was forcefully entered. Seven motorcycles that were stored inside it were stolen, the VRM’s are as follows
2 other motor cycles were also stolen but the VRM’s are not to hand. Value £30,000.00.
What is described as a Farr utility vehicle, valued at £4,700.00 has been stolen from a farm in Mulbrooks Hailsham.
Suspects were seen breaking the lock to the entrance to agricultural premises in Carters Corner Hailsham. The informant then entered the premises in their vehicle, the intruders in a red Subaru Forester then made a rapid escape empty handed.
A farm in Whitesmith Lewes has been entered and a John Deere Gator utility vehicle valued at £9,000.00 has been stolen.
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