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12/08/2020


Sussex Country Watch Newsletter
 
Reported loose animals on the highway this week is 7.
This was made up entirely by Sheep.
Please check your boundary hedges and fences every day, particularly those adjacent to the highway, this to include Railways.

 

ITEMS STOLEN THIS WEEK 
2 Gas bottles, 1 Boat engine, 2 Electricity kiosks, 1 Fork lift,
10 Wheel barrows, 1 Ifor Williams trailer and Damage.
Total £33,655.00.
 
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
In view of a sharp increase in the theft of sat-nav systems from tractors and combine harvesters, Sussex Police are advising that this equipment should be removed when such vehicles are left unattended.
 

POACHING
 
Sussex Police would like to raise public awareness regarding poaching in rural areas. We find a sharp increase in this type of crime now that harvesting of corn is well underway. 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, often loud music can be heard. 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 your 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. By suppling this information, it puts a vehicle in a location at a certain time, this could help us if a crime takes place in your locality around that time.
 
Remember as much of a pain it is, please keep your roadside gates closed at all times as an open gate is an invitation to enter.

 
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 re

port, of for that matter any other crime.
 
Monday 03rd  August 2020 to Sunday 09th August 2020
Adur &
Worthing

1021
07/08/2020
HERITAGE 4 youths were seen riding their bicycles dangerously on the Fort, when approached they were abusive.   

Arun
Nothing reported

Brighton & Hove
Nothing reported

Chichester
0117
06/08/2020
2 Propane Gas bottles were stolen from the Goodwood Estate, CCTV images were caught. Enquiries are ongoing. Value of bottles £300.00.

1023
07/08/2020
A 5 Horsepower boat engine valued at £500.00 has been stolen from a farm in Church Lane Chichester.

0967
08/08/2020
A farm in Bilsham Lane Arundel has had its fence cut in several places, repairs will cost £1,000.00.

0987
10/08/2020
A farm house in Park Road Petworth has been broken into, various item of jewellry have been stolen.

Crawley 
Nothing reported

Eastbourne
 
 
Nothing reported

Gatwick 
Nothing reported

Hastings 
Nothing reported

Horsham
0164
04/08/2020
Fencing to a field in Church Lane Plummers Plain Horsham has been cut in 4 places. Repairs will cost £1,000.00.

1440
07/08/2020
Dumped animal remains were discovered by a dog walker in Crays Lane Pulborough.

0485
09/08/2020
Premises in East Street West Chiltington Pulborough have been broken in to and 2 Kiosks which contain the main power supply have been smashed. Cost of damage £18,000.00.

Lewes
1549
04/08/2020
ESF&RS attended a barn fire in South Heighton Lewes.

0322
05/08/2020
A bright green forklift 3M long x 2M tall x 1M wide has been stolen from premises in Ditchling Road Plumpton. Valued at £10,000.00.

0695
07/08/2020
ESF&RS attended a field fire in Lewes Road Newhaven.

Mid Sussex
0819
04/08/2020
WSF&RS attended a very large fire that was started by 2 youths who were apprehended.

1082
05/08/2020
A wheel barrow valued at £100.00 has been stolen from premises in Sloop Lane Scaynes Hill Haywards Heath.

Rother
Nothing reported

Wealden
0637
03/08/2020
A 3.5 tonne flatbed Ifor Williams 3 axled trailer, 12’ x 6’ has been stolen from premises in High Cross Rotherfield Crowborough. Value £2,500.00.

0408
05/08/2020
9 Wheel barrows that were chained together have been stolen from premises in Diplocks Way Hailsham. Valued at £255.00.



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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