08th January 2020
Sussex Country Watch Bulletin
Reported loose animals on the highway this week is 12.
This is made up totally by Sheep.
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/damaged in the last week include
2 Stain glassed windows, 1 x Welder, 1 x cash, 1 x Copper roof, 1 x Heating oil, 4 x Chainsaws,
Various tools, 1 x Working dog, 1 x Mountain bike, 2 x Strimmer’s, 1 x Leaf blower, 1 x Hedge trimmer,
2 large containers of Diesel, 1 x Gator utility vehicle, 2 x Trailers and 2 x Quad bikes.
Value of stolen goods including damage £42,182.00
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.
Sussex police recovered a 64 plate Land Rover Discovery that had stolen on 28/12/2019 from the Metropolitan police area.
Monday 30th December 2019 to Sunday 05th January 2020
0506 A farm shop in Yapton Road Bognor Regis was broken into overnight and £2.00 cash was stolen.
Brighton & Hove
Reports came in of a number of vehicles racing around a field in Bosham Chichester. The owner of the field had not given permission.
Heritage 2 stained glass windows to the Chapel of St Wilfred’s Church in Selsey Chichester have been smashed, repairs are likely to cost in excess off £7,000.00.
An outbuilding in Iping Lane Iping Midhurst was broken into and an almost new Digimig 20000100 Welder was stolen. Value £1,500.00 was stolen.
A property in Langley Lane Rake Liss was entered by prized open and an unsuccessful attempt was made to steal a lead planter. Nothing was stolen.
An unsuccessful attempt was made to enter a shipping container in Westgate Fields Chichester.
Heritage A report has come in of a copper theft from the roof of St Richards Church in Priory Road Eastbourne, the estimated value is in excess of £5,000.00.
A farm in West Chiltington Lane Broadford Bridge Billingshurst has been entered and ¾ of a tank of heating oil valued at £800.00 was stolen.
A farm in Rusper where I reported a break-in in last week’s report, has been broken into again, fortunately nothing was stolen this time.
A property in Ifield Crawley has been broken into and a chainsaw and various hand tools were stolen. Estimated value £1,000.00.
A garage attached to a farmhouse in Marches Road Warnham Horsham has been broken into and a Hybrid mountain bike, a Stihl chainsaw, a strimmer, a Leaf blower and a Hedge trimmer were all stolen. Valued at £2,310.00.
A John Deere Gator, utility vehicle valued at £15,000.00 has been stolen from farm premises in Ham Lane Ringmer Lewes. ID NUMBER- MOHP4DX030693.
A single axled aluminium trailer with a front ladder rack, make unknown, was stolen from a property in Mawes Road East Grinstead. Also stolen by breaking into an outbuilding was an Echo Strimmer, a Stihl battery Hedge trimmer, an old Echo Chainsaw and a Husqvarna petrol chainsaw. Total value £1,950.00.
Overnight intruders entered a farm in the Ashburnham area of Battle and stole a green Yamaha Grizzly 450, Chassis number 5Y4AJ14W0F0524168, from an outbuilding. Valued at £4,000.00.
Sometime between 31/12/2019 and 01/01/2020 an outbuilding at a village in the Battle area was broken into and a quantity of diesel, valued at £120.00 was stolen.
An unsuccessful attempt was made to gain entry to farm premises in Ludley Hill Peasmarsh Rye but £500 worth of damage was caused to the entrance.
A farm in Laurel Lane Icklesham Winchelsea was entered and a Red Honda 350 Quadbike, valued at £1,200.00 was stolen.
A black Labrador working Dog is missing from a farm in Newick Lane Mayfield, believed stolen. A burger wrapper was found very close to where the dog was last seen, it is therefore believed that it was enticed by the burger. Valued at £600.00.
An Ifor Williams tipping trailer has been stolen from the barn of a farm in Bayham Road Bells Yew Green Frant. Valued at £1,200.00.
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