Sussex Country Watch Newsletter
Firstly, I must apologise for the quality of the content of the messages below, this is due to me not having the usual access to crime reports as I am having to work away from the office. It is hoped that normal service will resume soon.
Reported loose animals on the highway this week is 0.
Please check your boundary hedges and fences to include, especially those that border Highways and Railways at least once every day.
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.
ADVICE AND INFORMATION
The theft of water tanks seems to be a regular occurrence these days, but the other problem is that water gushes out not only flooding fields but the cost of the water is a major concern. As these thefts seem to take place overnight, it could be prudent to switch off the supply at night.
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
A £20.000 theft of Butet saddles took place at Hickstead Showground. See full details below.
Monday 14thJune 2021 to Sunday 20th June 2021
Brighton & Hove
Sussex Police have received several calls regarding lads’ motorcycles on public footpaths and along the cliff edge in Newhaven. If you have any information please call it in on the non-emergency number 101.
HERITAGE The Grade 1 Listed Church of St John the Baptist, Clayton, Hassocks. Between 06/06/21 and 12/06/21 brickwork damaged, beams exposed, and lead roofing stolen, expected cost to repair is £1000 plus.
A water tank has been stolen from field in Hassocks.
An ATV valued at £5,000.00 has been stolen from a barn in Plummers Plain Horsham.
An outbuilding on a farm in Lindfield was broken into, it is not clear if anything was stolen.
Overnight intruders entered The Hickstead Showground in London Road Hickstead Haywards Heath and broke into the lockers. They then stole 5 Butet saddles valued at £20,000.00. If you have any information or are offered a Butet saddle please call Sussex Police on the non-emergency number 101.
HERITAGE St Ethelburga’s Church, Filsham Road, St Leonards on Sea. Between 28/05/21 and 06/06/21 bottles have been thrown at a stained-glass window resulting in it being smashed
An agricultural outbuilding in Westfield was broken into and a quantity of tools and machinery was 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 101.
Adur and Worthing: email@example.com
Brighton and Hove: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mid Sussex: email@example.com
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Phillip Ball (Police, Volunteer Co-ordinator Country Watch, Sussex)