Sussex Country Watch Newsletter
Reported loose animals on the highway this week is 08.
This is made up entirely by 5 Sheep 2 Horses and 1 Cow.
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
1 x Road Roller, 1 x Dumper Truck, 1 x Digger, 2 Water Tanks,
GPS Equipment, 1 x Load Logs, 1 Large Generator,
Tools, Diagnostic Equipment,
2 x Quad Bikes, 1 Hand Drill and 1 x Trailer
Total value £109,000.00.
ADVICE AND INFORMATION
I have noted over the last few weeks that where vehicles stolen are fitted with trackers you stand a higher chance of getting it back. The other thing that I noted was the distance from Sussex that they are found is often 200-300 miles away.
If a vehicle is stolen at midnight and it is not until say 07:00 hours that the theft is noted, that leaves a 7 hour period where it could motorway drive almost 500 miles.
It is very much worth your while having a tracker fitted. A lot of insurance companies will give you discount on your premiums.
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 04th January 2021 to Sunday 11th January 2021
A yard in Barnham Bognor Regis has been entered and various pieces of plant has been stolen included is 1 x yellow 1.6 Tonne twin drummed Roller, 1 x yellow and blue 6 Tonne Dumper and 1 x orange Kabuto 1 Tonne Digger. Estimated value £25,000.00.
Brighton & Hove
2 water tanks have been stolen from fields in the Midhurst area, valued at £250.00.
WSF&RS dealt with a barn fire next door to a fuel tank in Chilgrove Chichester.
Farm premises in South Mundham Chichester have been broken into and £15,000.00 worth of GPS equipment has been stolen.
Farm premises in West Dean Chichester were entered and a van load of wood worth £100.00 was stolen.
A large generator has been stolen from premises in the Petworth area. Possibly worth £30,000.00.
A shepherd found 4 of his lambs dead as a result of what is believed to Dog/s.
Outbuildings to a farm in the Wivelsfield Green Area have been forcefully entered and tools and Diagnostic equipment have been stolen. Estimated minimum value £20,000.00.
An unsuccessful attempt was made to enter an outbuilding in the Rodmell area of Lewes.
A farm in Imberhorne Lane, East Grinstead has been entered and an outbuilding was forcefully entered. A Quadbike and a hand drill valued at £8,150.00 were stolen.
1 Sheep was attacked and injured by a Collie Dog in Clayton Hassocks.
What is believed to be an Ifor Williams trailer 10 x 6 was stolen from the vehicle it was attached to in Hastings Road Battle. Estimated value £1,500.00.
A dog described as Wolf like, has been seen attacking sheep in fields off Pett Level Road Fairlight and injuring them. Do you recognise the description of this dog, if so please call us un the non-emergency number 101.
A barn in Piltdown Uckfield was forcefully entered and a Green Yamaha Quadbike was stolen, Chassis number 5YAM94WOF0500850, Engine number M327E0004953. Valued at £9,000.00.
An unsuccessful attempt was made to enter outbuildings on a farm is Isfield.
Yet more sheep have been attacked by a dog, 2 sheep were injured (1 serious) and a 3rd sheep is missing.
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
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