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24/06/2020
Sussex Country Watch Newsletter
 
Reported loose animals on the highway this week is 129.
This was made up by108 Sheep, 20 Cows and 1 Horse.
Please check your boundary hedges and fences, to include Railways, every day.
 

ITEMS STOLEN THIS WEEK
5 Chainsaws, 2 Strimmers, 2 Hedge Cutters, 1 Leaf Blower,
50 Turkeys, 9 Chickens, Various Tools, 3 Quadbikes, 2 Towing Cables,
1 Mower, 1 Garden Tractor and 1 Pressure Weed Killer.
Value of goods and damage £35,386.00.
In addition there is the cost of the 4 sheep killed and others that may not have survived and the veterinary costs.

 
Please be aware that it is the time of year when travellers move about and look for new sites to place their caravans, if you see travellers breaking into sites please call 999 and quote the exact area they are at.
 

Words of advice
If you own any digger or excavator, please be aware that there have been several attempted thefts of this type of property most recent weeks. You have been advised.
 
We have had two more thefts of ladies handbags from vehicles parked up overnight outside farm houses. The golden rule is to never leave handbags unattended anywhere.
 
I notice recently that there has been quite a few equine establishments in Kent that have been broken into. Please take note and use this as a reason to double check your security.

Your help required please
 
Sussex Police rely heavily on people like you to advise them of any suspect vehicle hanging around of entering you property. Please, if you see any such vehicle contact the police on the non-emergency number 101 with as much information as possible. This includes date and time, where and a good description of the vehicle including the reg no and of any people. Please do not put yourself in any danger but if possible take a photograph.
Thank you in advance for your help.
 
 

Crime and incident update
 
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 15th  June 2020 to Sunday 21st June 2020

Adur &
Worthing

0682
17/06/2020
Three sheep in the Lancing area sadly had to be euthanised due to extreme injuries to their faces/jaws. Six further sheep had less severe injuries may survive. It is believed that a large dog is involved

0385
21/06/2020
A property in the Lancing area, used by a children’s organisation, has been broken into and a petrol lawn mower was stolen. Value of loss £200.00.

0078
23/06/2020
An unsuccessful attempt was made to break into the church of St Mary’s in Broadwater Road Worthing by trying to smash through the rear doors. No entry was gained but it is going to cost a tidy sum to repair the doors.

0208
23/06/2020
Designer front gates to a stable yard in Sandygate Lane, Lower Beeding Horsham have been stolen.

0574
23/06/2020
Overnight a bird hide in Wiggonholt Pulborough was broken into by removing wooden rails and damaging the door frame. Evidence of drinking was found inside. Did you see or hear anything.

Arun
Nothing reported

Brighton & Hove
Nothing reported

Chichester
0205
16/06/2020
Premises in Coates Lane Fittleworth Pulborough have been forcefully entered and a tractor shed broken into. A red Westwood T50 garden tractor valued at £4250.00 was stolen along with an Oregon pressure weed killer, valued at £35.00. Damage estimated at £500.00.

0904
16/06/2020
HERITAGE St Mary’s Church in Bepton Midhurst was broken into and an attempt was made to break into a wall safe. The safe has a system built into it that locks up the safe in anyone attempts to tamper with it. So if the culprit reads this, don’t bother again as you will be wasting your time.

Crawley
Nothing reported

Eastbourne
1371
15/06/2020
Towing cables were stolen from a Land Rover Defender parked in Marine Parade Eastbourne. Valued at £200.00.

Gatwick
Nothing reported

Hastings
Nothing reported

Horsham
Nothing reported

Lewes
1368
15/06/2020
A farm in Gote Lane Lewes was entered and a red bluey white Honda Fourtrax 420 Quadbike was stolen. Valued at £3,800.00.

0144
17/06/2020
GOOD NEWS AND BAD A farm in Allington Lane Offham Lewes was entered and a brand new Quadbike along with 2 Chainsaws, 1 Strimmer and a Hedge Cutter were all stolen. Total value of theft £7,200.00. Now the good news, the quadbike had a tracker fitted to it and was later recovered.

0360
18/06/2020
A locked barn in Common Lane Hassocks was broken into and 50 Turkeys were stolen. Potential loss is £3,000.00.

0303
20/06/2020
A farm in Loovers Lane Firle Lewes has been entered and various items were stolen. These include a Styhl Leaf Blower, a Styhl Strimmer and a Styhl Hedge Trimmer. Valued at £1,100.00.  

Mid Sussex
0244
17/06/2020
Agricultural premises in in Bullfinch Larne Hassocks were forcefully entered but nothing was stolen.

0328
17/06/2020
An unsuccessful attempt was made to steal from farm premises in Isaacs’s lane Haywards Heath.

0954
17/06/2020
A barn in Albourne Road Hurstpierpoint Hassocks was forcefully entered. Nothing was stolen.

1007
17/06/2020
HERITAGE The Lychgate to the entrance of St John the Evangelist in Church Road Copthorn Crawley has been severely damaged by person/s unknown. They have burnt the upper arm of the Lychgate also to the wording on it. Did you see or hear anything, if so please call Sussex Police on the non-emergency number 101. This kind of behaviour will not be tolerated, it also destroys out Heritage.

0217
22/06/2020
A residential garage used to store tree surgery equipment has been broken into and items to the value of £10,000.00 have been stolen. These include, climbing equipment, hedge cutters, Mowers, and chainsaws.

Rother
0911
19/06/2020
A Husqvana 345 Chainsaw, an Efco MT411 Chainsaw, a Timberpro Chainsaw valued at £1,050.00 were all stolen from farm premises in Church Lane Beckley Rye.

0474
23/06/2020
Around 04:30 hours a farmer in the Ashburnham area of Battle heard a dog barking and looked out but could not see anything untoward. When visiting the sheep later he found 1 dead and 3 injured, 2 of which has possible broken legs. Did you see or hear anything, if so please call it in on the non-emergency number 101.

Wealden
1152
15/06/2020
A farmer from Stone Cross reports that overnight he has had 9 Chickens stolen. Valued at £151.00.

1453
22/06/2020
A red Honda 420 Fourtrax Quadbike, valued at £5,000.00 has gone missing, believed stolen, from Farm premises in Mark Cross Crowborough.



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 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting the reference number provided.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org 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 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101.
Adur and Worthing: adurandworthing@sussex.pnn.police.uk
Arun: arun@sussex.pnn.police.uk
Brighton and Hove: brightonandhove@sussex.pnn.police.uk
Chichester: chichester@sussex.pnn.police.uk
Crawley: crawley@sussex.pnn.police.uk
Eastbourne: eastbourne@sussex.pnn.police.uk
Hastings: hastings@sussex.pnn.police.uk
Horsham: horsham@sussex.pnn.police.uk
Lewes: lewes@sussex.pnn.police.uk
Mid Sussex: midsussex@sussex.pnn.police.uk
Rother: rother@sussex.pnn.police.uk
Wealden: wealden@sussex.pnn.police.uk

 



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