11th March 2020
Sussex Country Watch Newsletter
Reported loose animals on the highway this week is 27.
This is made up by 15 Cows, 10 Sheep and 2 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.
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
Always dial 999 in an emergency
Crime and incident update
4 x specialist GPS systems, 3 x Trailers, 1 x Quad bike, 2 x Paintings,
2 x Strimmers, 1 x Leaf blower, 2 x Chain saws, 1 x Hedge Trimmer,
1 x Post borer, 1 x Nissan Truck, 1 x Pressure washer,
1 x Battery 1 x Zetor tractor, 1 x Tractor bucket, 1 x pair Lopper and 1 x damaged fence.
Value of stolen goods including damage £215,825.00.
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 2nd March 2020 to Sunday 8th March 2020
Brighton & Hove
Overnight a farm in Midhurst was entered and the Sat Navs and receivers were stolen from 4 tractors. Estimated value £20,000.00.
A red Ifor Williams 506 horse trailer has been stolen overnight from farm premises in Plaistow / Loxwood, Billingshurst, by cutting the gate chain. The serial number is SCK40000085047042. It is 8 years old and valued at £2,500.00. What is unusual about this trailer is that it is completely red, most have a white top.
The barn to a farm in Cinder Lane, Milland Liphook, was forcefully entered and a red Honda Foreman TRX420TM 400cc quadbike was stolen. Value £3,000.00.
2 paintings of Stik have been stolen from a storage unit on a farm ion the Midhurst area. They are valued at £150,000.00.
A barn in the Hunston area of Chichester has been forcefully entered and various power tools were stolen, these include 1 x Styhl strimmer, 1 x Petrol strimmer, 1 x Leaf blower, 1 x Black & Decker Chainsaw, 1 x Chainsaw, 1 x Kawasaki Hedge trimmer and 1 x Hyundai post borer. Estimated value £1,800.00.
HERITAGE Criminal damage has been done to the 1802 Scheduled Grade 11 listed building, The Martello Tower in Eastbourne, by painting graffiti being onto its walls. Scheduled Grade 11 listed building. Did you see anything, or do you have any information, if so please contact the non-emergency number 101.
A 2.7 Tonne Ifor Williams GH94 trailer, 9’ long by 3’ wide has been stolen from premises in Ivyhouse Lane, Hastings. Value £2,100.00.
0427 on 2nd sheet A farm in Wiston, Steyning, was forcefully entered and stolen a Black 66 plate Nissan Vivara pickup truck was stolen, the intruders also un-successfully attempted to steal a Transit van. Estimated value £16,000.00.
HERITAGE Sadly I have to report that criminal damage has been caused to the 1857 Scheduled Grade 11 listed building of Shoreham Fort, in Shoreham. Graffiti has been painted onto its walls. Did you see anything, or do you have any information, if so please contact the non-emergency number 101.
The barn to a farm in Allington Lane Lewes has been entered and a Zetor 8441 tractor (red with an open cab) along with a tractor bucket and several tools have all been stolen. Valued at £18,625.00.
A farm in Lewes Road Scaynes Hill, Haywards Heath was entered and an outbuilding was forcefully entered, and a Karcher Pressure Washer was stolen. Value £200.00.
An outbuilding to a farm in Telham Lane Battle has been entered and a 2.5 Ton Indespension Towavan Trailer with a white with orange reflective stripe down both sides. Value £1,200.00.
GOOD NEWS a digger that was hired in Battle was stolen, but fortunately it was fitted with a tracker and was recovered in Surrey.
2 Terrier dogs, 1 completely black and the other black and tan have been stolen from a farm in Beckley.
A battery was stolen from a 3 tonne Kubota Digger on a farm in London Road Etchingham. Valued at £150.00.
A farmer in Magham Down Hailsham has had a section of fence cut down and tyre marks from a quadbike have been found around the field. Damage to fence is estimated at £400.00.
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