Sussex Country Watch Newsletter
Reported loose animals on the highway this week is 5.
This was made up by 2 Horses, 2 Sheep and 1 Cow.
Please check your boundary hedges and fences including Railways every day.
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.
Crime and incident update
Monday 18th May 2020 to Sunday 24th May 2020
HERITAGE There are reports of “ground disturbance” at the Scheduled Ancient Monument of High Hill Littlehampton Road Worthing. Multiple holes have been discovered, believed to be caused by metal detecting.
Electric livestock fencing on farmland in Lancing was damaged overnight between 22nd and 23rd May. 30 metres of fencing was tampered with and posts broken, leaving the field open and livestock at risk of escape onto nearby roads.
A barn in the Ford area of Arundel has been forcefully entered and 6 lawn mowers, strummers and blowers to the value of £10,000.00 have been stolen.
Brighton & Hove
The windscreen of a John Deere 26/30 was stolen overnight in the Minsted area of Midhurst.
Both barn doors were smashed and the lock broken on a barn in the Petworth area. Nothing was stolen but damage is estimated at £300.00.
WSF&R attended a field fire in Crawley that was caused by a group of teenagers.
An outbuilding in Faygate Lane, Faygate was entered by pulling down a rear fence and a leaf blower was stolen.
A house in Crawley Road Faygate was broken into and 2 bicycles (1 Adult and 1 Childs’) were stolen along with Titan hedge trimmer, 1 Stihl hedge trimmers and 2 Dewalt drills. Estimated value £2,000.00.
A garden centre in Pulborough was broken into overnight between 21st and 22nd May. Damage was caused when a fence was cut and entry forced to a shed and office. A generator and laser levels were among the items stolen.
Trespassers entered private land around Dial Post then caused disturbance and damage within a campsite area. A burn mark found in a wooden building evidences highly irresponsible behaviour which could have led to a far more serious incident.
ESF&R attended a tractor fire in Ditchling Road Plumpton.
A rubber dingy with an outboard motor that was on a trailer has been stolen from a farm in Westfield.
A wooded park bench has been stolen from the grounds of St John The Baptist Church Westfield.
Two Quad Bikes were stolen from a farm in Winchelsea, due to the fact that they were fitted with trackers they were both recovered in an operation involving three police forces.
A work vehicle that was parked on a farm in Ewehurst, Robertsbridge was broken into, various tools including a chop saw, a laser level and other tools valued at £5,000.00 were all stolen.
ESF&R attended a building and vehicle fire on a farm in Eridge Road Crowborough.
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