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Sussex Country Watch Newsletter

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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 25.
This was made up by 4 Sheep and 21 Cows.

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.


Over the last 6 months there has been a sudden rise in the number of water troughs being stolen from fields across both East and West Sussex. Not only does this leave livestock without water, it causes extensive water damage to the field.

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.


Monday 28th June 2021 to Sunday 04th July 2021

Adur &
Nothing reported

Nothing reported

Brighton & Hove
Nothing reported

A tractor parked up on a farm in Drift Lane Selsey, Chichester had all its windows smashed overnight. Ball bearings were found in the tractor leading to it being believed that a catapult was used.

Nothing reported

Nothing reported

Nothing reported

Nothing reported

Nothing reported

Overnight a water trough has been stolen from a field in Jackies Lane Newick, Lewes. This in turn lead to the field being flooded.

Mid Sussex
The workshop to a farm in Whitemans Green, Cuckfield has been broke into, nothing appears to be missing.

A beige/grey Toyota Hilux has been stolen from a farm in Dallington Road Brightling.

Overnight a water trough was stolen from a farm in Netherfield Hill, Battle, this caused water damage to the field.

HERITAGE Sadly, the porch to St George’s Church in Crowhurst, Battle was vandalised two nights on the run. A glass panel was smashed, and a light was thrown to the ground causing it to break. If you have any information, please call Sussex Police on the non-emergency number 101.

A John Deere Gater tractor has been stolen from a farm in Hartfield.

A Kubota Quadbike has been stolen from a farm in Hartfield.

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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