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Sussex Country Watch Newsletter
Reported loose animals on the highway this week is 44, this is made up with
40 Cow, 3 Sheep and 1 Goat. Please see 1st message under Chichester.
Please keep check your boundary hedges and fences, to include
Roads and Railways, at least twice each day.

70 dozen Eggs, 1x Trailer, 1 x Bench Seat, 1 x GPS tracking system,
1 x Strimmer, 1 x Chainsaw, 1 x Leaf Blower, 1 x Auger, 1 x Jet Wash,
1 x John Deere Gator Tractor and 1 x Foot Pump.
Total Value £25,135.00.

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.

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.

You will no doubt recall that last week I reported that a horse trailer had been recovered because it was fitted with a tracker. I understand that the tracker was supplied a by a well-known on line retailer for £29.99.

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 quoting the reference number and date as given (above the crime details).
Monday 04th October 2021 to Sunday 11th October 2021

Adur &
Nothing reported

A farmer in the Bognor Regis area has been experiencing problems with intruders forcefully entering his farm and stealing between 60-70 dozen eggs at a time. On the last occasion the intruder dropped a personal possession.

HERITAGE The 12th century Grade 1 listed church of St Marys in Yapton was forcefully entered and various items were stolen.

Brighton & Hove
Nothing reported

Several reports came in about what was described as a flock of sheep loose on the A27, several sheep were hit by cars and many more were seriously injured and/or killed when an HGV ran into them. Farmers, please be reminded that is their responsibility to ensure that that their livestock does not escape onto the highway.

A 6’ x 4’ trailer, used to move manure has been stolen from premises in Fernhurst Haslemere. Valued at £150.00.

WSF&R attended a major fire in a field close to junction 10 of the M23 near Crawley. Air Traffic Control at Gatwick were alerted.

Nothing reported

Nothing reported

Nothing reported

Overnight a Bench seat worth £800.00 has been stolen from premises in the Horsham area.

The GPS system has been stolen from a tractor in Marches Road Kingsfold, Horsham. Valued at £2,000.00.

Nothing reported

Mid Sussex
The workshop to a farm in Selsfield Road Ardingly has been broken into and various items were stolen, these include.
Item 1
Description Stihl Strimmer with chainsaw and hedge trimmer attachments
Approximate value £750
Item 2
Description Husqvarna 14" chainsaw
Approximate value £160
Item 3
Description Husqvarna leaf blower
Approximate value £200
Item 4
Description Hyundai Auger HYEA5200X
Approximate value £205

A brand new Jet Wash, valued at £700.00 has been stolen from premises in Brighton Road Hassocks.

Nothing reported

A metal shipping container on a farm in The Broyle, Ringmer has been forcefully entered and a John Deere XUV 835M Gator tractor valued at £18,000.00, a Dog Box valued at £500.00 and a Michelin tyre pump valued at £100.00 were all stolen. Total value of crime including damage is £20,000.00.


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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