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19/08/2020
Sussex Country Watch Newsletter
 
Reported loose animals on the highway this week is 56.
This was made up by 34
Sheep, 18 Cattle, 3 Horses and 1 Pig.
Please check your boundary hedges and fences every day, particularly those adjacent to the highway, this to include Railways.

 

ITEMS STOLEN THIS WEEK
 
12 GPS Units, 1 Quadbike, 1 Ram, 2 pairs sun glasses, 2 Chainsaws,
1 Trailer, Tools, and Machinery.
Total £155,050.00.

 
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
Last week I put the message below out, sadly I have to report that 12 such units went missing from tractors in the Chichester area valued at £140,000.00.
 
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 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 report, of for that matter any other crime.
 

Monday 10th  August 2020 to Sunday 16th August 2020

Adur &
Worthing

Nothing reported

Arun
0286
13/08/2020
12 GPS units have been stolen from a farm in the Bognor Regis area. The tractors were parked in a locked yard. Damage has also occurred to the rooves and doors of 8 of the tractors. The haul is valued at £140,000.

Brighton & Hove
Nothing reported

Chichester
Nothing reported

Crawley
0923
11/08/2020
2 males were seen poaching fish from Titmus Lake Crawley.

Eastbourne
Nothing reported

Gatwick
Nothing reported

Hastings 
Nothing reported

Horsham
0423
10/08/2020
WSF&R attended a tractor fire in Slinfold Horsham.

0515
16/08/2020
Upperton Barn Visitors Centre in Wiggonholt Pulborough has suffered damage caused to two of its Nature Hides, intruders, items have been ripped from the walls and smashed up and the second Hide has a broken window. The floors to both Hides were strewn with empty alcohol cans and bottles. Blood was also found on the floor of the second Hyde. Damage is estimated at £200.00.

0533
18/08/2020
A white Transit van was seen reversing into Premises in Brighton Road Horsham, the passengers then got out and started loading property into it. The informant challenged them and they got back into the vehicle after stealing goods to the value of £80.00.

0742
18/08/2020
A pet Jacob Ram (brown & white) has gone missing, suspected stolen, from a field in Annington Road Steyning.

Lewes
Nothing reported

Mid Sussex
0494
16/08/2020/
A white Transit van has been seen on three separate occasions on a private driveway in Birch Grove Haywards Heath.

Rother
0268
17/08/2020
A camouflaged green, brown, yellow 700cc Yamaha Grisley with a gun holster on its right side, has been stolen from premises in Ticehurst Road Hurst Green. Also stolen were 2 pairs of prescription sun glasses and 2 chain saws. Total value £11,770.00.

Wealden
0865
10/08/2020
The fencing around 35 cattle awaiting TB testing in Rotherfield Lane Mayfield.

0861
14/08/2020
A farmer in Maynards Green Heathfield had a dog chasing his sheep, this resulted in one dying. The owner of the dog has agreed to pay all costs incurred.

0207
16/08/2020
A barn in Herons Ghyll Uckfield has been broken into and a trailer, tools and machinery to the value of £3,000.00 have been stolen.



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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