Sussex Country Watch Newsletter
Reported loose animals on the highway this week is 58.
This was made up by 41 Sheep, 15 Cows, 3 Horses and 1 Calf.
Please check your boundary hedges and fences, to include Railways, every day.
ITEMS STOLEN THIS WEEK
1 Digger, 1 Trailer, 2 Gates, 5 Caravans, Fishing gear,
1 Excavator, 1 Land Rover Discovery, 1 Tractor, 1 Battery, 3 Quad` bikes,
1 Strimmer, 2 Chainsaws, 1 Blower and a quantity of Tools.
Value of goods and damage £141,600.00.
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.
Some £10,000 worth of stolen goods were recovered by Sussex Police in raids last week.
As you will be well aware, more and more Quadbikes are being stolen in Sussex, in particular East Sussex where 3 more have gone this week. 5 more caravans have been stolen this week. We have suggested on many occasions that Quadbike and similar type vehicles should be fitted with trackers, perhaps if you own a caravan you should also consider having one fitted. On several occasions in recent weeks Sussex Police have managed to recover stolen vehicles fitted with such devices, not only that but they have managed to apprehend the thief.
So please, please help Sussex Police to help you by fitting your valuable vehicles with trackers.
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 29th June 2020 to Sunday 05th July 2020
A Tuakeuchi TDO 1.5 Tonne Digger and an Ifor Williams trailer has been stolen from premises in Ham Road Worthing. Value of haul £20,000.00.
A farm in Coombes Lancing had two farm gates stolen overnight together with the chains and padlocks that kept them closed. Valued at £250.00.
HERITAGE Youths are suspected of damaging historic flint buildings in the grounds of Lancing Manor Park, in Manor Road Lancing. We are told that one of the holes is so large that the building is in danger of collapse. If you see anyone damaging these building please call Sussex Police.
A farmer from a different farm in Coombes reports seeing 2 males in their 40’s with 2 Lurcher dogs, he believes that they were Hare Coursing.
Brighton & Hove
A white Elddis, Avanti 556 touring caravan, CRIS number SGES000EXAAVA0466 has been stolen from a barn in Devils Dyke Road Brighton. Items that were in the caravan include 2 children’s cycles, 1 roof box, 1 gas canister, Kitchen utensils, 1 orning, 1 vacuum cleaner. Valued at £10,150.00.
A land owner in Bosham reported seeing poachers on their land with dogs. By the time police arrived the intruders had gone.
WSF&R attended a large fire to 4 barns and another building in Furners Road Henfield.
A white, twin axled, 26’ long Swift Expression caravan has been stolen from premises in Handcross Road Horsham. The caravan is valued at £15,000.00 and the contents around £10,000.
2 caravans were stolen from a farm in Tottington Drive Small Doe Henfield. The farm was forcefully entered. The first vehicle is a Luno Quasar 564 valued £12,000.00 and the second is a Coachman valued at £18,000.00.
A storage container kept on a farm in Swallows Lane Horsham has been forcefully entered and £500.00 worth of fishing equipment has been stolen from it.
A male was seen ripping out fencing to land in Coombelands Lane Pulborough, he is reported to be wearing a blue shirt and shorts.
An unsuccessful attempt was made to steal a digger from premises in Dragons Green Road Horsham.
A Hitachi ZX19U-5A Excavator, Serial No HCMABD50V00032163 and valued at £18,000.00 has been stolen from premises in Brighton Road Horsham.
A Sprite Lifestyle 4FB -2013- 4 berth caravan. CRIS Protected VIN Number "SGDST2ESWD0890384”, has been stolen overnight from premises in Ditchling Road Brighton. Valued at £13,000.00.
ESF&R attended a barn fire in Littleworth Lewes.
ESF&R attended a bale fire in Stoneham Lewes. Fire Officers saw 4 male youths setting light to them.
A white Land Rover Discovery with alloy wheels, a winch on its front and a tow ball fitted to the rear has been stolen from premises in Plumpton Green Lewes. Estimated value £5,000.00. The vehicle was found dumped the next day.
An old Blue, Fordson Major Tractor with a missing headlight and mud guards2 has been stolen from a farm in Keysford Lane Haywards Heath. Valued at £2,000.00.
A farm in Slaugham Lane Warningfold Haywards Heath has been entered by 2 males in a truck and have stolen a battery valued at £100.00.
An unsuccessful attempt was made to steal a tractor from a farm in Keysford Lane Haywards Heath. In the process the engine got damaged and £3,000.00 worth of damaged was caused to it.
ESF&R attended a vehicle fire in The Rye area.
Premises in Brightling Road Robertsbridge were broken into and 2 Quadbikes and a quantity of tools were stolen, These include a green Yamaha 550 and a child’s blue Honda 90, a Strimmer, a Backback Blower and 2 Chainsaws, value of haul £12,300.00.
A red Honda Fourtrax Quadbike has been stolen from a farm in Swainham Street St Leonards, valued at £1,500.00.
A steel on a farm in Barnham Road Bexhill on Sea has been broken into, at this time we do not know if anything has been stolen.
A farm in Burwash has been entered and an outbuilding was forcefully entered. Around £500.00 worth of tools were stolen.
Premises in Potmans Lane, Henley Down Catsfield have been entered outbuildings and vehicles have been forced open, but nothing appears to have been stolen.
An outbuilding to a farm in Peasmarsh has been broken into by smashing a new lock that cost £100.00. Nothing was stolen.
HERITAGE Sussex Police are investigating a series of unauthorised unexplained excavations at Winchelsea Town cricket pitch. This is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and site of Historic Interest. Did you see anything, is so, please call Sussex Police.
An unknown dog attacked a 12 hour old calf in a field in Whydown Road Bexhill on Sea, a farmer tried to get the dog off the calf and in the process got bitten on both hands and wrists requiring attention at A&E. The dog is described as a Black/Brown Alsatian.
The key code door lock to a toilet on a farm in Theobalds Lane Heathfield has been smashed causing £200.00 worth of damage.
An outbuilding to a farm in Upper Dicker was broken into overnight, nothing was stolen.
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