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 17
This was made up by 14 Sheep 2 Horses and 1 Cow.
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.
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
ON RAVES ANYWHERE IN SUSSEX
With good weather forecast and no major international football matches, we ask you to be alert to signs that may indicate another rave planned in our County. Sussex Police have received some reports of locks being cut from gates in the Cissbury Ring area of the South Downs in West Sussex. Please do make early reports of any similar incidents anywhere in Sussex, not only is it Criminal Damage but can also be an early indicator of other planned illicit activities including raves and rural or wildlife crime.
Keep an eye out for cut fences, pedestrians trespassing and clearly not equipped for a country walk, sometimes in large numbers, cars seemingly lost or left in yards or lanes and trying to access a remote location, large numbers of cars and vans parking in locations not usually used.
Please consider taking precautionary measures and block vehicle access to vulnerable fields and land. Stopping access for large sound speakers and noise making equipment can dissuade rave organisers. Put a heavy difficult to move object in the gateway such as a telegraph pole or felled tree trunk.
Please do report promptly to police if you become aware of unusual levels of potential rave activity, this provides the opportunity for early police enquiries and potentially stopping a problem before it develops.
If you think a rave is setting up or has started report to the Police on 999 with as exact location as possible. Consider using What3Words to give the 3-word address so that the emergency services can reach you quickly.
Use 101, or the Sussex Police website to report any non-emergency incidents or information about any potential future raves. Like with 999 please use as exact a location as possible and again a What 3 Words location is ideal.
Monday 05th July 2021 to Sunday 11th July 2021
Another dog attack on sheep has occurred in the Lancing area. Will all dog walkers please ensure that they keep their dogs on a lead when near sheep. Farmers have a legal right o shoot a dog that attacks their sheep.
Brighton & Hove
High tensile barbed ire fencing has been cut in several places in Mile Oak Lane Portslade.
Wire fencing has been cut in several places in Foxbury Lane Emsworth.
A farm in Pipers Lane, Ebernoe, Petworth has been entered and outbuildings broke into. Various items have been stolen; these include power tools, chainsaw and bicycles.
Overnight a Polaris Ranger 570 was stolen from premises in Sheepwash Lane Aldsworth Chichester along with a Honda TRX 500 FM8. Both vehicles are Datatagged so are easily identifiable. The theft was caught on CCTV.
A farm in North Common Road Chailey has been entered and a quantity of solar panels have been stolen.
A tipping trailer has been stolen from premises in Vowles Lane Kingscote East Grinstead.
Premises in Sheffield Park were entered and metal valued at £10,000.00 was stolen.
St John Church, Polegate, further windows were damaged on 4th July.
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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