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28/09/2020
Sussex Country Watch Newsletter
 
Reported loose animals on the highway this week is 3.
This was made up by 2 Horses and 1 Sheep.
Please keep check your boundary hedges and fences, to include Railways, at least twice each day.

 
ITEMS STOLEN AND DAMAGED THIS WEEK

 
Electrical equipment, 7 x Tractors, 1 x Horsebox (lorry), 2 Quadbikes,
1 x Mower, 12 x Horse rugs and 2 x Motor vehicles.
Total £145,250.00.
 

ADVICE AND INFORMATION

As I am sure many of you are aware, we are now in the rutting season. So please beware not to get to close to wild deer as the Stags will often take offence if anyone goes near his harem, remember, a deer can run at 30 MPH, much faster than you, so please just avoid them until the end of the rutting season in mid-November.
 
Please ensure that you keep reporting any criminal occurrence no matter how small as this continues to show the issues the rural communities are having.


POACHING & HARE COURSING
 
We are still receiving many calls each week concerning Poaching and/or Hare Coursing, far too many to report on without getting boring, Anyone who suspects illegal poaching or hare coursing is taking place, please call Sussex Police on 101 or 999 in an emergency, i.e. poaching or hare coursing is occurring in front of you there and then.
 


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.
 

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 19th October 2020 to Sunday 25th October 2020

Adur &
Worthing
Nothing reported

Arun
0572
23/10/2020
The doors to a workshop on a farm in Yapton Lane Arundel have been smashed open and the building was entered. Approximately £15.000.00 worth of electrical equipment was stolen.

Brighton & Hove
0604
20/10/2020
A witness called in to say that a lamb had been badly injured on farmland in Whitehawk Road Brighton, whilst she was there she observed a female with a black dog, the dog then attacked another sheep but the owner managed to call it off. The witness thinks the same dog attacked the lamb.

Chichester
0290
19/10/2020
A farm in Petworth has been experiencing problems with poachers, there are usually 2 or 3 males in their early 20’s with Lurcher dogs and lamps. If you see these characters around and can get a vehicle index number please call it in on the non-emergency number of 101.

0442
19/10/2020
A farm in Big Doors Road Bignor Pulborough has been entered and several items of plant have been stolen, these include 1 x grey Massey Fergusson tractor, 1 x red Massey Fergusson tractor, 3 x Grey Massey tractors and a
JCB 3CX Tractor. Estimated to be worth up to £100,000.00.

0714
21/10/2020
2 males in their 20’s believed, to be poachers, were seen on land in Easebourne Street Midhurst. It is reported that they were carrying firearms.

Crawley 
Nothing reported

Eastbourne
Nothing reported

Gatwick
Nothing reported

Hastings 
Nothing reported

Horsham
0431
21/10/2020
The fence to a farm in Nutbourne Lane Pulborough has been deliberately cut, this has allowed goats from the field get out and eat Laurel, which is poisonous to goats, resulting in a large vet’s bill.

0398
26/10/2020
Business premises in Gay Street Pulborough have been broken into and a quantity of wine was stolen. Value unknown at this time.

Lewes
1151
20/10/2020
HERITAGE Person or persons unknown have attempted to remove the lightening conductor of St Johns Church in Village Green Piddinghoe Newhaven. The conductor has been pulled off the wall of the tower for 4 Metres. Did you seen anything suspicion? If so please let us know.

0831
25/10/2020
A witness observed a young male shooting pheasants, with metal bearings from a catapult, on the driveway of a farm in Boast Lane Barcombe Lewes. A Suzuki Jimney on a Y plate was parked nearby.

Mid Sussex
0491
19/10/2020
A Ford Cargo Horse Box has been stolen from premises in Gatehouse Lane Burgess Hill. The cab is black the main body is black and silver and the rear had HORSES painted on with black letters. The registration number is similar to G!46R!D. Valued at £2,750.00.

0575
21/10/2020
Farm premises in High Street Balcombe were entered and a small lathe, value unknown was stolen.

Rother
0266
21/10/2020
A farm barn in Playden Rye has been broken into and 2 quadbikes, and a tractor have been stolen along with other items, these include 1 x orange Kubota tractor and a Wessex blue grass mower attached, 1 x green Kawasaki quadbike, 1 x smaller white and blue quadbike, 12 x various makes and type of horse rugs. Haul valued at £12,500.00.

Wealden
0159
19/10/2020
A residential property in the Horam area of Heathfield was broken into and the keys to 2 motor vehicles that were in the hallway were stolen along with the vehicles. Estimated value £15,000.00.



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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