Sussex Country Watch Newsletter
Firstly, I must apologise for the absence of a Newsletter last week, due to technical problems I was unable to access the files I work from. I have incorporated the two weeks.
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.
ADVICE AND INFORMATION
In the early hours of this morning, intruders entered a farm just across the East Sussex border in Kent and attempted to steal GPS equipment from tractors. This seems to be a fast growing crime, and as you might know that often these devices are worth tens of thousands of pounds each. Please ensure that vehicles with this type of equipment fitted are kept in highly secure buildings and please ensure that you keep a record of serial numbers.
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.
Monday 11th OCTOBER 2021 to Sunday 24th October 2021
A building site on the Findon By Pass has been entered and a Barn was forcefully entered and various tools (all Dewalt) were stolen. These include 1 x Impact Drill, 1 x Saw & Drill, 1 x Skill Saw, 1 x Jigsaw & Hammer Drill, 1 x Torch, 1 x Multi Tool Replication Saw Angle Grinder, 2 x Nil Guns 1st and 2nd Fix (Cordless) Valued at £3,000.00.
Brighton & Hove
A Farm in Old Park Lane Chichester has been entered and a red manual pump with a black handle, worth £80.00 was stolen.
A JCB digger parked in a barn in Bepton has had its rear window smashed.
Overnight a tractor and a hedge trimmer were stolen from Storage barns in Lodsworth. Valued at £5,500.00.
WSF&RS attended a major barn fire in Billingshurst.
A Transit van that was stolen from East Hoath area was been located in Crawley Down minus its tool content of over £1,000.00. The reason it was recovered so quickly is that it was fitted with a tracker.
A tractor parked in a playing field in the Crawley area has been stolen, make, model and value unknown at this time.
An unsuccessful attempt was made to steam equipment from premises in Kings Hill, Haywards Heath.
A building site in Ninfield has been entered and a cement mixer together with 4-5 concrete blocks were stolen. Value unknown at this time.
2 Jack Russell dogs were seen chasing sheep in field in Ninfield the owner was seen to call them off from woods on the other side of the field.
A farm Hurst Green has been entered and between 100-200 large Pumpkins were stolen.
A farm in Beckley Rye has been entered and an outbuilding has been forcefully entered. Chainsaws and other tools were stolen.
Premises in Malthouse Lane Winchelsea have been entered and a High-Tec security camera has been stolen from a tree.
A farm in Hellingly has had various outbuilding forcefully entered, a Quad bike 3 x Chainsaws and a Strimmer have all been stolen.
Premises in Boreham Street have been entered and the Farm Workshop has been forcefully entered. A Quadbike and a quantity of valuable tools were stolen.
A container on a Farm in Boreham Street has been forcefully entered, nothing appears to be missing.
An informant witnessed a tipper van stop by refuse skips and the driver and passenger remove all the metal from the skips and put into the truck. They intruders said they had permission, which of course they did not.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or call 101.
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Brighton and Hove: email@example.com
Mid Sussex: firstname.lastname@example.org
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