Sussex Country Watch Bulletin
Reported loose animals on the highway this week is 8.
This was made up by 5 Sheep, 1 Cow, 1 Horse and 1 Pig.
Please check your boundary hedges and fences including Railways every day.
Crime and incident update
Reported items stolen in the last week include
2 Catalectic Converts, a large quantity of Tools, 2 Lead thefts, 2 Wheelie Bins,
2 Electric Drills, 1 Hedge Cutter, 1 Strimmer, 2 Nail Guns, 1 Fuel Tank,
Quantity of Red Diesel, 1 Tractor, 1 Pressure Washer, 3 Chain Saws, 1 Mitre Saw,
1 Disc Cutter, 1 Chop Saw and 2 Trailers,
The total value of reported rural crime this week is £23,095.00.
See reports below for detail.
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.
WORDS OF ADVICE
I have just been informed that there has been a sharp rise in thefts from motor vehicles parked in Beauty Spots around Sussex. In particular on The Ashdown Forest. Remember when leaving your vehicle unattended DO NOT leave anything on display inside the vehicle. Lock everything inside the boot and if possible take your bank and credit cards with you.
Lead theft from church rooves has started to rise again, if you live near a church, or any other building that may have a lead roof please be vigilant, keep a look out to ensure that nobody is on the roof, if you think someone maybe and they are removing lead then call 999, if you not sure call the non-emergency number 101.
Monday 07th October 2019 to Sunday 13th October 2019
A farmer in the Worthing area found a dead sheep in one of his fields, it had been savagely mauled and its neck was broken.
Brighton & Hove
A barn in Stringer Way Brighton has been broken into twice in the last week. On the first incident a few small items were stolen, on the second nothing appears to be missing.
A garage in Liphook has been broken into, two vehicles were jacked up and had their Catalectic converters stolen. Replacement cost £1,000.00.
A farmer from Petworth had crops damaged by Poachers/Hare Courser’s driving around his field. Estimated damage £100.00.
HERITAGE Holy Trinity Church in Trinity Place Eastbourne has had lead pealed back, at this time we are not sure how much has been stolen.
HERITAGE St. Saviour and St. Peters Church in South Street Eastbourne has been the victim of lead theft. £5,000.00 worth of lead has been stolen from the roof and two wheelie bins worth £50.00 each are missing, one assumes that they were used to transport the stolen lead.
An outbuilding to a farm in Copsale Road Maplehurst Horsham has been forcefully entered and a quantity of lead valued at £350.00 was stolen along with a Stihl hedge cutter, a Stihl strimmer and two Nail guns valued at £800.00.
An orange Kubota Tractor with a front loader has been stolen from Brook Lane Pulborough. Value £9,000.00.
A farm off the Steyning By-Pass has been entered and a fuel tank together with a quantity of red diesel were stolen. Value £515.00.
A dog walker found a ram lying in a field in Bishopstone Road Seaford at a strange angle, upon investigation they found that it had been hit on the head by a bat or club. The farmer was advised. Valued at £500.00.
A sheep owner from Standen Brighton found one of his sheep mauled to death in his field, subsequently a local person who witnessed it and videoed it gave him a copy of it. The video clearly shows a Lakeland Terrier coloured dark tan, tugging at the sheep’s throat, another dog, a Jack Russell was seen barking at it. Sheep worth £100.00.
An outbuilding in High Street Balcombe Haywards Heath has been broken into and a Trailer, Chainsaws and a disk cutter have all been stolen. Value £2,500.00.
An Ifor Williams BV6 trailer, serial number 616952 has been stolen from premises in Eight Acre Lane Fairlight. Valued at £850.00.
A farmer in Fourteen Acre Lane Three Oaks Hastings has had two lambs killed by a dog ripping out their throats.
ESF&R attended a caravan fire on a farm in Hailsham.
A Paxton 8 x 5 ft trailer with a ramp has been stolen from a yard in Deanland Road Golden Cross Hailsham it bears the serial number LNWTAWAOXCY024676.
A pressure washer, Dewalt Mitre Saw and a chop saw valued at £1480.00 have been stolen from a farm in Gun Hill Heathfield.
An attempt was made to steal a Land Rover from a farm in Furners Green Uckfield. It was found dumped quite close to where it was stolen from. Wires had been cut.
A second break in has been made to a farm in Gun Hill Heathfield, some £2,600,00 of tools stolen.
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