Farm Watch Bulletin 28 September 2017

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Thursday, 28 November 2017

Farm Watch Coordinator's Update

The number of animals reported as loose on the highway this week is down to 24. This is made up of 21 sheep and 3 cows. Please carry on checking your roadside hedges and fences daily, this includes those where a railway lines pass by. 

Do you have any caravans on your farm? I have noticed a few reported as missing over the past few weeks and several more this week. Please consider boxing them in using other vehicles if possible, or potentially removing the wheels and then locking them away somewhere secure. 

Kindest regards 

Crime and incident update

Monday 18 September 2017 to Sunday 24 September 2017





Adur & Worthing



Heritage The Old Fort in Old Fort Road, Shoreham, has sadly again become the victim of criminal damage. Person or persons, unknown have broken off two or three large pieces of brick and concrete from a “Gun Slot”. This damage is very serious as it has caused permanent damage to the structure that cannot be repaired.




Nothing reported

Brighton & Hove



Nothing reported




A barn in Upwaltham, Petworth, has been entered by cutting the locks off, several items are now missing. These include: a metal detector, some arrows for a bow, several old batteries, two grinders, a socket set and an anvil. The locks to another outbuilding have also been cut, but nothing was stolen from the building.



Diesel has been stolen from two horseboxes parked on a farm in Lavant, Chichester.



Three boys were seen chasing rabbits on farmland in Bell Lane, Birdham, Chichester. When approached they said that the land owner had given them permission, which of course they had not.



Overnight two caravans were stolen from farm premises in Balls Cross Road, Petworth. The first is a white Baileys Unicorn Barcelona, vin number 0GBTCC%BYGUN01648. The second is a Baileys Ranger 626 GT60, vin number SGBTM07BYA906991. Both caravans have trackers fitted to them and CCTV clearly shows a red transit style van and an old Range Rover driven by two men. Enquiries are ongoing.



Another report of a stolen caravan, this time in Bury Gate, Pulborough. This one is a Sterling Amber Elite. It appears that the intruder/s entered the land by coming through the back fields and breaking through gates. It is suspected that other caravans could have been stolen at the same time.




Nothing reported




Nothing reported




Nothing reported




Nothing reported




A farmer has this morning discovered that intruders have again entered his farm by driving a vehicle through the boundary fence. A dead hare with its intestines hanging out and a dog lead was also found at the scene.



An unsuccessful attempt was made to steal a digger from a farm in Five Oaks Road, Horsham, by hot wiring it.



Heritage There has been three attacks in two weeks on the Church of St John the Evangelist, in Springfield Road, Horsham. Somebody is entering the church and starting small fires. Whist no serious damage has occurred at this moment, potentially the whole building could go up in flames. Please, if you are passing please keep an eye out.




Nothing reported

Mid Sussex



A farm in Monteswood Lane, Lindfield, has had an outbuilding entered and a quantity of frozen meat has been stolen. Have you been offered any frozen meat recently, if so please report it on the non-emergency number of 101.




A child’s red quadbike has been stolen from an outbuilding in Fishponds Lane, Westfield. If you are offered one please call 101.



The Sussex Air Ambulance was called out to woods off Coblye Lane, Robertsbridge, to take a horse rider to hospital who had parted company with her horse.




A porta cabin on a farm in Hurstwood Road, Uckfield, was forcefully entered and several thousand pounds worth of electrical tools were stolen. I do not have a list available at this moment.



A farmer from Partridges Lane, Wadhurst, found a dead sheep on her land with one ear cut off. The farmer has no idea where it came from. It has been suggested that a farmer could have had one die, and rather pay £50 to dispose of it, cut its ear off so it could not be identified, then dumped it.

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Adur and Worthing PS Steve Turner
Arun PCSO Loraine Dixon
Brighton and Hove PC Andrea Leahy
Chichester PCSO Colin Booker
Crawley PS Chris Glasspool
Eastbourne PC Louis Thompson
Hastings PC Nick Bellhouse
Horsham PEO Louisa Hull
Lewes PC Pete Hall
Mid Sussex PS Chris Glasspool
Rother PCSO Daryl Holter
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