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29/07/2020
Sussex Country Watch Newsletter
 
Reported loose animals on the highway this week is 59.
This was made up by 57 Sheep 3 of which were on a railway line,
10 Cows and 2 Horses.
Please check your boundary hedges and fences, to include Railways, every day.

 
ITEMS STOLEN THIS WEEK
1 Ornamental pig, 1 Off Road Motorbike, 1 Avant Loading Shovel,
2 Electric fence units, Baler parts, 1 CCTV camera, 1 Land Rover Discovery, Equipment and a Car Window
 
Total £49,239.00

 
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.
 
 

ADVICE
 
POACHING
 
Sussex Police would like to raise public awareness regarding poaching in rural areas, in the last few years, we have worked very closely with rural communities and have had great success in the reduction of poaching of wild animals.  Poaching is a secretive business, often carried out at night and in remote locations, but if caught, poachers can be prosecuted for a range of offences.
 
Game dealers, restaurateurs, hotels and public houses are being advised to check that they are not buying illegally killed game.  They can do this by not purchasing meat from unknown persons and reporting suspicious gatherings in car parks immediately; dealers in game should show legal documentation for the sale of meat.
 
Anyone who suspects illegal poaching is taking place, please call Sussex Police on 101 or 999 in an emergency, i.e. poaching is occurring in front of you there and then.
 

GROUPS OF YOUTHS
 
Sussex police have received many calls from across both East and West Sussex reporting large groups in fields. Please keep calling these in
If you see something that looks suspicious or out of place please call it in on the non-emergency number 101. But if you think a crime is in progress call it in on 999.
 

Your help required please
 
Sussex Police Dog Unit
Do you have a field of around 2 acres plus where we can bring our police dogs for ongoing training, preferably that is secure. We will put up appropriate signage.  If you do please email ben.barnatt@sussex.pnn.police.co.uk
 
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 20th  July 2020 to Sunday 26th July 2020
Adur &
Worthing

1006
20/07/2020
HERATAGE The 11th century Church of St Julian’s in Shoreham by Sea has been the victim of damage and theft. In the latest episode a sundial plinth has been removed and broken in two and a gravestone has been moved. The sundial was stolen a while ago. What is concerning is that youths have started lighting fires in the grounds. Please if you see anything untoward going on please call Sussex Police on the non-emergency number 101, or if a crime is being committed 999.

Arun
0868
20/07/2020
A black & white ornamental pig that stands 10” tall has been stolen from the front garden of a property in Boxgrove Chichester. This is not the first pig that has been stolen from this house. Valued at £50.00.

Brighton & Hove 
Nothing reported

Chichester
Nothing reported

Crawley 
Nothing reported

Eastbourne 
Nothing reported

Gatwick
Nothing reported

Hastings
Nothing reported

Horsham
0547
20/07/2020
A container on a farm in Marles Lane Billingshurst has been forcefully entered and a quantity of tools have been stolen. At this time we do not have a list of what is missing or its value.

0733
20/07/2020
A barn to a property in Bog Common Pulborough has been severely damaged by intruders gaining entry. A Honda CRF 100cc of road motor bike. Total value of crime £5,500.00.

0421
22/07/2020
An electric fence Solar Energiser Unit has been stolen from premises in Coltstaple Lane Dragons Green Horsham. Valued at £200.00.  

0171
24/07/2020
An Avant Loading Shovel valued at £20,000.00 has been stolen from farm premises in Guildford Road Rudgewick Horsham.

0345
25/07/2020
A shipping container on farm premises in Emmis Lane Brooks Green Horsham has been forcefully entered, nothing is missing.

0486
26/07/2020
An electric fence power unit, battery and 100 M reel of fencing tape together with 50/60 plastic posts have all been stolen. Valued at £400.00.

Lewes
0290
21/07/2020
Reports were received of suspected deer poachers in the Balcombe Pitts area, next to the railway line.

0546
22/07/2020
A barn to a farm in Beddingham Lewes has been entered and part of a bailer valued at £840.00 was stolen.

Mid Sussex
0558
20/07/2020
A large amount of soil and a heat lamp was “Fly Tipped” in Cuckfield Road Haywards Heath.

1247
20/07/2020
A wireless CCTV Camera has been stolen from a field entrance in Newbury Lane Haywards Heath. Value £99.00.

0785
23/07/2020
A Lurcher dog was seen attacking a lamb in Vowels Lane East Grinstead. The owner of the dog has been located and enquiries are ongoing.

Rother
1291
25/07/2020
A car parked on driveway of a rural property in Sprays Lane Sedlescombe Battle has a rear window smashed. Nothing was stolen. Cost of damage £150.00.

Wealden
1258
21/07/2020
A white Land Rover Discovery Mk3 has been stolen from High Street Frant. Value £2,000.00.

1174
22/07/2020
£20,000.00 worth of equipment was stolen from a building site in Dittons Road Polegate. The robbery was caught on CCTV. Enquiries are ongoing.

1403
22/07/2020
ESF&RS attended a wood pile fire in Bay Tree Lane Polegate which they describe as deliberate.



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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