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24/02/2021
Sussex Country Watch Newsletter
 
Reported loose animals on the highway this week is 1.
This was made up by 1 Sheep.
Please keep check your boundary hedges and fences, to include
Roads and Railways, at least twice each day.
 
REPORTED ITEMS STOLEN AND DAMAGED THIS WEEK
4 x Chain saws, 8 x Batteries, 1 x Gator ATV, 1 x Trailer, Heating oil,
1 x Quadbike, 1 x Wood chipper, 1 x Leaf blower, 1 x Strimmer,
1 x Pole saw, 2 x Padlocks, 1 x Rigging Kit, 1 x Climbing kit,
4 x Wheels and 1 x Scythe.
 
Total value £57,971.00.
 

ADVICE AND INFORMATION
Looking back at stolen machinery reports, I think that unwittingly many owners of such property have made it easy for the thieves. How you may ask, I have noted that a lot of these items were loaded on a trailer, now think about it, how long does it take to hitch up to a trailer and drive out, probably about 1 minute. So please ensure that you don’t try and save time by keeping items loaded on a trailer, I know it is a pain but only load it when you are about to leave and always unload it when you arrive back at your yard.
 


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 15th February 2021 to Sunday 22nd February 2021
Adur &
Worthing
Nothing reported
Arun
Nothing reported

Brighton & Hove
Nothing reported

Chichester
0328
16/02/2021
An outbuilding to a farm in West Harting Petersfield has been forcefully entered and various items stolen. These include, a green John Deere Gator ATV Chassis Number 1M0855DELEM083056 Engine Number CH3009D255444, 2 Husqvarna Chainsaws and 8 Batteries. Valued at £30,000.00.

0264
17/02/2021
An Ifor Williams tipping trailer, serial number 704447 has been stolen from premises in Graffham Petworth, valued at £4,000.00.

Crawley
Nothing reported

Eastbourne
Nothing reported

Gatwick
Nothing reported

Hastings 
Nothing reported

Horsham
0456
0480
15/02/2021
Farm premises in Kerves Lane Horsham were entered by cutting the wire fencing to allow what looks like Quadbikes, by the tyre prints, to enter the property and ride across to the Farmhouse where they broke into it. There are no reports of anything being stolen.

1197
19/02/2021
A farm Horsham was entered and £800.00 worth of heating oil has been stolen.

0213
21/02/2021
A farm in Bognor Road Horsham was broken into but nothing is reported stolen.

Lewes
Nothing reported

Mid Sussex
0422
15/02/2021
A farm in Paddockhurst Road Crawley was forcefully entered and a red Honda TRX250 Quadbike was stolen along with 1 x  Husqvarna Chainsaw, 1 x Stihl Chainsaw, 1 x Stihl Leaf blower, 1 x Stihl Strimmer, 1 x Eco Pole saw and 2 Padlocks. Total value £4,771.00.

0558
21/02/2021
A container kept on a farm in Devils Dyke Road Brighton has been broken into. Various items were stolen including chainsaws, blowers, hedge cutters, a rigging kit and a climbing kit. Valued at £15,000.00.

Rother
0669
17/02/2021
A farm in Main Road Icklesham Winchelsea has been entered and a set of Horse Trailer wheels have been stolen. Valued at £200.00.

0284
21/02/2021
Good News Sussex Police recovered a digger, valued at £30,000.00, in the Battle area that was stolen in Suffolk. Because it was fitted with a tracker. Whilst they were at the scene a second digger that was there was also discovered to have been stolen. Both diggers were recovered.

0897
24/02/2021
An outbuilding in the Rye area was forced open and a Scythe worth £200.00 was stolen.

Wealden
0174
24/02/2021
A farm in East Dean Road Exceat Seaford has been entered and a Wood Chipper valued at £3,000.00 has 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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