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Farm Watch Bulletin 17 August 2017 (Sussex Police)

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Thursday, 17 August 2017 Farm Watch Coordinator's Update After last week’s sharp increase in loose animals on the highway to 40 from 2 the previous week, I am saddened to report that that this week it has increased to 61, a rise of over 50%. This is made up of 53 sheep, 5 cows and 3 horses. Please keep checking your roadside hedges, fences and gates daily. According to figures just released by The NFU Mutual, the ten most popular items for rural thefts are.  1 Hand Tools (Chainsaws, Hedge Cutters, Strimmer’s, Leaf Blowers etc) 2 Quads / ATV 3 Garden Equipment 4 Land Rover Defenders 5 Machinery 6 Livestock 7 Trailers and Horse Boxes 8 Oil / Diesel 9 Equine related 10 Tractors Quads and ATV Quads and ATVs (All-Terrain Vehicles) are disappearing from farms in large numbers – thanks to being easy to transport and lack of registration plates. The cost of Quad and ATV theft claims to NFU Mutual rose to £2m, an increase of 11% from 2015 to 2016. CESAR marking and tracking devices are the most effective security measures – once basic measures of keeping vehicles out of sight in a building with the machine secured to have been addressed. Land Rover Defenders Since the last of Land Rover’s iconic Defender rolled off the production line in January last year it has become an even bigger target for thieves. Costs for theft of Defender vehicle claims to NFU Mutual rose to £2.1 million in 2016, an increase of 17% since 2015. The region with the highest cost of Land Rover Defender thefts last year was the North East, followed by the South East, the Midlands and the South West. Tractors Thieves are increasingly cloning the identity of tractors to make detection more difficult. Eastern counties are being targeted most. Thieves are stealing small, older tractors for export to third world countries as well as expensive large models. Livestock The estimated cost of livestock theft fell from £2.9m in 2015 to £2.2m in 2016. All UK regions experienced a fall - apart from Wales where the cost rose by £100,000. Thefts of large numbers of lambs are raising concerns that stock is being stolen for slaughter and processing outside regulated abattoirs before illegally entering the food chain. Technology - including DNA testing and electronic chips in boluses now offer robust evidence to help bring rustlers to justice. Please bear in mind that these figures relate to the whole of the UK and may not be true to Sussex. Kindest regards  Phillip   Crime and incident update   Monday 07 August 2017 to Sunday 13 August 2017 Area Ref Date Details Adur & Worthing     Nothing reported Arun 0487 10/08/2017 Heritage St Mary’s Church, Church Street, Littlehampton has suffered three identical acts of vandalism to a leaded light window on 3, 8 and 9 of this month. The same window has been attacked by person/s unknown throwing a brick or stone through it to the south side of the church, repairs are likely to exceed £500. 0342 13/08/2017 Six batteries and a security lighting system have been stolen from a field in Horsemere, Green Lane, Littlehampton. Brighton & Hove       Nothing reported Chichester 0174 07/08/2017 A white Ford Transit with a flatbed tipping unit has been stolen from farm in Rowlands Castle. The good news is that as it was close to the Hampshire border the details were shared. This resulted in Hampshire Police recovering the vehicle. 0938 10/08/2017 A fuel tank with 100 gallons of heating oil in it has been stolen from premises in Birdham Road, Chichester. A lorry with lifting equipment would have been required to remove it. Crawley 0351 07/08/2017 Three males were caught on CCTV breaking into premises in Fernhill, Crawley. They entered the building twice stealing wiring valued at £14,000. The thieves made two journeys to remove the wire, it would have weighed in the region of 3 tonnes. 0607 07/08/2017 A stable yard on the A23 Crawley was broken into by having the padlock cropped. They then cut the lock to a large container. It appears that nothing was stolen but several of the horses had part of their tails pulled to one side and twisted. 0375 11/08/2017 The spare wheel and aluminium side steps to a Land Rover Discovery were stolen whilst parked in a public car park. Eastbourne     Nothing reported Gatwick     Nothing reported Hastings     Nothing reported Horsham 0303 09/08/2017 The barn to a farm in Strood Lane, Warnham, has been broken into by cutting the padlock. A black holdall that contained numerous ropes, a climbing harness, pullies and caribbean’s together with a big black box that contained multiple chainsaw accessories. The above items are accessories used by a tree surgeon.    0384 09/08/2017 An unsuccessful attempt was made to break into stables in Horsham Road, Rusper. Lewes     Nothing reported Mid Sussex 0340 09/08/2017 The post box to a farm in Harwoods Lane, East Grinstead, has been wrenched from a wall, it is suspected that it was broken in the process as parts of it were found on the ground. Rother 0587 11/08/2017 East Sussex Fire & Rescue attended a fire in a barn in Ewehurst Green, youths were seen running from the scene. The Fire Service confirm that the ignition was deliberate. 0603 12/08/2017 A farmer from Whatlington Road, Battle, was experiencing problems with dogs attacking his sheep so he put cattle in the field, he has now put four rams in the field again and the dog problem has started again as two of the rams have been injured and it looks as if it has been caused by a large dog. Wealden 1226 07/08/2017 Two, possibly three quad bikes have been stolen from a barn in Street End Lane, Heathfield. At this time I do not have details of make, colour or serial numbers. 0708 09/08/2017 Over a period of three hours, 5 sheep were attacked by a dog on a farm in London Road, Forest Row. Two that had to be put down, one had bites on all legs and the other had two legs chewed off. Injuries to the other three include bites to their ears, legs and throats but the owner was able to treat them.   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   Wildlife Officers 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.   Area Officer Email Adur and Worthing PS Steve Turner   stephen.turner@sussex.pnn.police.uk   Arun PCSO Loraine Dixon loraine.dixon@sussex.pnn.police.uk Brighton and Hove PC Andrea Leahy andrea.leahy@sussex.pnn.police.uk Chichester PCSO Colin Booker colin.booker@sussex.pnn.police.uk Crawley PS Chris Glasspool christopher.glasspool@sussex.pnn.police.uk Eastbourne PC Louis Thompson louis.thompson@sussex.pnn.police.uk Hastings PC Nick Bellhouse nicholas.bellhouse@sussex.pnn.police.uk Horsham PEO Louisa Hull louisa.hull@sussex.pnn.police.uk Lewes PC Pete Hall peter.hall@sussex.pnn.police.uk Mid Sussex PS Chris Glasspool christopher.glasspool@sussex.pnn.police.uk Rother PCSO Daryl Holter daryl.holter@sussex.pnn.police.uk Wealden PC Richard Waters richard.water@sussex.pnn.police.uk   Stay in the know with social media Sussex Police Horse Watch   Links and attachments: Sussex Police will only ever link you to secure websites we trust. 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Pacific Pink Salmon (Angling Trust)

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In previous years anglers have been catching and reporting the odd Pacific pink salmon but this year they have appeared in large numbers as evidenced in the attached paper. Our colleagues in Norway & Denmark are also finding large numbers in their rivers and coasts, Norway has now designated their presence as a ‘High Risk’ mainly as a precaution as we do not know what the impacts would be on native Atlantic salmon if any. Previously the UK government designated the threat as ‘Low Risk’ but this is presently being re-assessed given the high numbers this year. > > We would urge all anglers to follow the advice in the Environment Agency’s briefing note if you capture a pink salmon: > > >  *   If you are confident that you have caught a pink salmon it should be dispatched and retained. Please do NOT return it to the river. > > >  *   If you are unsure about the identification, if possible please call the Environment Agency on their hotline number 0800807060. If possible retain the fish alive in a keep net. Otherwise you should release it. > > > >  *   Please report your capture, including details of where you caught it and, if possible, a photograph of the fish to Jon Shelley at the Environment Agency by email: jonathan.shelley@environment-agency.gov.uk<mailto:jonathan.shelley@environment-agency.gov.uk> or by post: Brampton Fisheries laboratory, Brampton, Peterborough, Bromholme Lane, PE28 4NE > > > >  *   If possible, make the whole fish available to the Environment Agency for inspection and further analysis. Otherwise a sample of the scales would be very helpful.

Farm Watch Bulletin 10 August 2017 (Sussex Police)

1 week 1 day ago
Thursday, 10 August 2017 Farm Watch Coordinator's Update This week there has been a sharp rise in the number of animals reported loose on the highway from 2 last week, to 40 this week. This was made up of 31 sheep, 7 horses and 2 cows. Please continue to check your roadside hedges, fences and gates daily. There have been many reports of fly tipping taking place this week, one particularly nasty one was were a dead sheep was dumped. Kindest regards Phillip Crime and incident update   Monday 31 July 2017 to Sunday 06 August 2017 Area Ref Date Details Adur & Worthing     Nothing reported Arun     Nothing reported Brighton & Hove       Nothing reported Chichester 0759 31/07/2017 A farm in West Stoke Road, West Lavant, has been entered and parts from a hay turner have been removed and stolen. Estimated cost of parts £600. Crawley     Nothing reported Eastbourne     Nothing reported Gatwick     Nothing reported Hastings     Nothing reported Horsham 0758 31/07/2017 A group of three males in their 20s were seen driving around a field in Spring Lane, Horsham. They then tried hiding the vehicle under the hedgerow before riding off on bicycles. Fortunately, the horses kept in the field were unharmed. Lewes 0303 04/08/2017 A farm in Chyngton Lane, Seaford had its workshop broken into and 12 old batteries were stolen. Mid Sussex 0330 04/08/2017 A tractor mounted roller has been stolen from premises in College Road, Ardingly. 0699 04/08/1017 A barn and shed in woodland off Slugwash Lane, Haywards Heath, have been broken into. Benches inside have been broken up. Rother 0602 31/07/2017 There is evidence of poaching having taken place on a farm in North Trade Road, Battle. Neighbours heard at least three-gun shots overnight and this morning the sheep seemed spooked. 0781 31/07/2017 A farmer from Bugsell Mill Lane, Hurst Green, Etchingham, found one of their sheep dead after having been mauled by a dog. It had only recently occurred as the blood was fresh and the other sheep were distressed. Wealden 0480 31/07/2017 Two persons broke into a compound in Pump Lane Framfield and stole a large wood chipper that was on wheels. 0185 01/08/2017 A quad bike was stolen overnight from a farm in Cansiron Lane Holtye. This on the county borders of Sussex, Surrey and Kent, all three police forces were notified, due to an eagle-eyed lady who spotted youths and thinking it looked suspicious. Police were able to recover the quad bike. 0651 01/08/2017 Sometime between 15:30 and 17:00 Hours a vehicle in Old Loom Mill, Ersham Road, a blue van was broken into and a chainsaw and a hedge cutter were stolen. 0409 02/08/2017 A blue Morris Minor 1000cc was stolen from premises in Palehouse Common, Framfield, Uckfield. The registration number starts LMB. 0973 06/08/2017 Stables and a barn in Park Lane, Laughton, were entered by cropping the locks. Three chainsaws, two hedge cutters and one leaf blower were stolen.   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   Wildlife Officers 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.   Area Officer Email Adur and Worthing PS Steve Turner   stephen.turner@sussex.pnn.police.uk   Arun PCSO Loraine Dixon loraine.dixon@sussex.pnn.police.uk Brighton and Hove PC Andrea Leahy andrea.leahy@sussex.pnn.police.uk Chichester PCSO Colin Booker colin.booker@sussex.pnn.police.uk Crawley PS Chris Glasspool christopher.glasspool@sussex.pnn.police.uk Eastbourne PC Louis Thompson louis.thompson@sussex.pnn.police.uk Hastings PC Nick Bellhouse nicholas.bellhouse@sussex.pnn.police.uk Horsham PEO Louisa Hull louisa.hull@sussex.pnn.police.uk Lewes PC Pete Hall peter.hall@sussex.pnn.police.uk Mid Sussex PS Chris Glasspool christopher.glasspool@sussex.pnn.police.uk Rother PCSO Daryl Holter daryl.holter@sussex.pnn.police.uk Wealden PC Richard Waters richard.water@sussex.pnn.police.uk   Stay in the know with social media Sussex Police Horse Watch   Links and attachments: Sussex Police will only ever link you to secure websites we trust. We will only send you attachments where we believe it is absolutely necessary.

Farm Watch Bulletin 03 August 2017 (Sussex Police)

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Thursday, 03 August 2017 Farm Watch Coordinator's Update This week there has been just two reports of loose animals on the highways of Sussex, both of which were cows. Please continue to check roadside hedges, fences and gates on a daily basis.  We are still getting numerous calls each week from areas across both East and West Sussex in relation to unwelcome vehicles being driven into rural properties. It is usually reported that the occupants have a good look around before leaving. Unfortunately the only way to combat this is to keep roadside gates closed. Other reports this week included the theft of two tractors; one was crashed close to where it was taken and the other was stolen but later recovered by police. The offence took place in broad daylight. Please do not leave keys in any unattended vehicles, even if only for a few minutes.  Kindest regards  Phillip   Crime and incident update   Monday 24 July 2017 to Sunday 30 July 2017 Area Ref Date Details Adur & Worthing     Nothing reported Arun 1037 24/07/2017 The porch area to a farm cottage in Arundel has been entered and a wheel chair was stolen. Brighton & Hove       Nothing reported Chichester 1222 30/07/2017 Three males seen with dogs who were chasing hares in Lower Hone Lane, Bosham, Chichester. Crawley     Nothing reported Eastbourne 1296 29/07/2017 An almost new, four wheeled, silver aluminium bodied Brian James trailer was been stolen from a compound on The Southbourne Business Park in Eastbourne. Gatwick     Nothing reported Hastings     Nothing reported Horsham     Nothing reported Lewes 0328 25/07/2017 15 leisure batteries used for electric fencing, valued at £70 each, were stolen from a shed in Firle 0687 30/07/2017 Heritage The Church of St. Michaels and All Angels, Plumpton College was broken into by smashing the front doors and locks. Did you see or hear anything, if so please report it on the non-emergency number 101. Mid Sussex 0316 24/07/2017 A container on a farm in Hanlye Lane, Haywards Heath, has been broken into and a quantity of tools were stolen. 0876 26/07/1017 The stables to a property in Truslers Hill Lane, Hassocks, have been broken into and various tools have been stolen. These include a Mountfield three in one tool and a McCullock chainsaw. 1276 29/07/2017 A competitor from Derbyshire competing at Hickstead had their Ifor Williams HB511 horse trailer stolen from the Show Ground. It is grey in colour. Rother     Nothing reported Wealden 0612 30/07/2017 A dairy farmer in Upper Dicker observed a naked male shouting and screaming in his yard. 30 minutes later they discovered that a tractor had driven and crashed, it was also discovered that a second tractor, a blue New Holland T6165 with a large dark blue coloured feeder wagon on the back was missing. Police later found the missing vehicle in Polegate.   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   Wildlife Officers 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.   Area Officer Email Adur and Worthing PS Steve Turner   stephen.turner@sussex.pnn.police.uk   Arun PCSO Loraine Dixon loraine.dixon@sussex.pnn.police.uk Brighton and Hove PC Andrea Leahy andrea.leahy@sussex.pnn.police.uk Chichester PCSO Colin Booker colin.booker@sussex.pnn.police.uk Crawley PS Chris Glasspool christopher.glasspool@sussex.pnn.police.uk Eastbourne PC Louis Thompson louis.thompson@sussex.pnn.police.uk Hastings PC Nick Bellhouse nicholas.bellhouse@sussex.pnn.police.uk Horsham PEO Louisa Hull louisa.hull@sussex.pnn.police.uk Lewes PC Pete Hall peter.hall@sussex.pnn.police.uk Mid Sussex PS Chris Glasspool christopher.glasspool@sussex.pnn.police.uk Rother     Wealden PC Richard Waters richard.water@sussex.pnn.police.uk   Stay in the know with social media Sussex Police Horse Watch   Links and attachments: Sussex Police will only ever link you to secure websites we trust. We will only send you attachments where we believe it is absolutely necessary.

Weekly Farm Watch Bulletin (Sussex Police)

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Thursday, 27 July 2017 Farm Watch Coordinator's Update This week we’ve received reports of 12 loose animals on the highways of Sussex. This included a seven sheep and five horses. As always, please ensure you are checking your roadside hedges, fences and gates on a daily basis. Wildlife crime Sussex has large expanses of rural areas and police have worked hard to develop strong links to these communities as a way of ensuring the issues surrounding wildlife crime are not overlooked. Within Sussex we have expert Wildlife Crime Officers who are regular police officers or PCSOs but take on this role in addition to their main duties. They investigate a wide range of complex wildlife offences and provide expert advice and support to police officers across Sussex. What is wildlife crime? Examples of wildlife crime include: • Hare coursing • Deer poaching • Fish poaching • Badger persecution – including baiting, snaring, shooting, and disturbance of setts • Bat persecution • Egg theft / collection • Bird of prey persecution – through poisoning, trapping, shooting, disturbance of nest and/or theft of chicks • The trade in ivory, tortoises, rhino horn and other protected species covered by CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) including caviar, traditional Chinese medicines and orchids • Non-registration of certain birds and animals that require licensing through DEFRA/Animal Health if kept in captivity or sold Report it If you are concerned about instances of wildlife crime in your area - for example, poaching or trading in endangered species - or have any information that may be helpful to our Wildlife Crime Officers, please tell us by calling 101 or email your local area officer as below. Kind regards, Phillip   Crime and incident update Monday 17 July 2017 to Sunday 23 July 2017 Area Ref Date Details Adur & Worthing     Nothing reported Arun 1047 20/07/2017 Overnight a Land Rover Discovery parked in Lidsey Road, Woodgate, was broken into and a ‘Snap on’ red  and black disc cutter was stolen. Brighton & Hove       Nothing reported Chichester 0936 17/07/2017 A suspect car was seen driving up into a farm in Shillinglee Road, Chiddingfold, several nights on the trot. Last night a small fire was started next to the hay barn. Two fire appliances were sent to deal with the fire and fire officers found that an accelerant had been brought in to ignite the fire. 1631 17/07/2017 A white van was seen in Up Marden with a gun (type unknown) pointing out of the back door shooting at sheep. It is not known if any sheep were injured. 1044 18/07/2017 200 square metres of crops were deliberately ignited in Cemetery Lane, Emsworth. West Sussex Fire & Rescue attended, doused the fire and confirmed that it was arson. Crawley     Nothing reported Eastbourne     Nothing reported Gatwick     Nothing reported Hastings     Nothing reported Horsham 0661 17/07/2017 A farm house in Billingshurst Road, Ashington, was forcefully entered by jemmying a toilet window. An untidy search has been made and stuff has been thrown everywhere. It is not currently known what has been stolen but the occupants are shaken up. 1530 17/07/2017 Another farm house, this one in West Chiltington Lane, Coneyhurst, was broken into, again entry was gained by forcing a window. The downstairs does not appear to have been touched but items in the informant’s bedroom had been thrown everywhere. A jewellery box with some of the contents still in it was found by the front door, it looks as if they were disturbed and left in a hurry. 0281 22/07/2017 Three men with three dogs were spotted by a member of the public Hare Coursing. One of the men was wearing a light-coloured coat. They were seen close to the Kitharas Car Park, Pulborough, where the car was parked. Lewes 0847 20/07/2017 A farmer from Wivelsfield Green found that persons unknown had cut the fencing on both sides of his field, opened it up and then closed it up again. There is evidence of footprints of persons walking backwards. Nothing appears to have been stolen but the informant suspects that the intruders may have crossed his land to get to a building site on the opposite side. Mid Sussex 0012 17/07/2017 A farm in East Street, Turners Hill, was entered by climbing a high gate. The intruders broke into several outbuildings and loaded many valuable items into the back of a pickup truck that belongs to the informant. Power tools, a generator, a strimmer and a quantity of leas flashing. The intruders tried to hot wire the truck but it is believed that they were disturbed when the owners went outside, as they left empty handed. 1153 17/07/2017 The engine to a power wash bowser, serial number 8001728, parked in premises in Ridgeway, Haywards Heath, and valued at £3,000, has been stolen. 0842 23/07/1017 Three quad bikes, all Yamaha, were stolen from farm premises in Turners Hill Road, Crawley. Two were Wolverine 350s and the third a Grizzly. All were painted blue. Rother 0678 17/07/2017 Three motor bikes were seen to be unloaded from the back of a Ford Transit van (we have the registration number) then ridden down the bridal path through Scaland Wood, Brightling, towards Darwell Reservoir. 1484 18/07/2017 Two men in their twenties, were seen to drive down a private road to a farm. When they came back a local resident stopped them and asked what they were up to they said they were just turning around. The informant knows better as he saw them get out of the car and have a look round. He passed the vehicles onto us the vehicle details. 0993 19/07/2017 A dog has attacked and killed a lamb on a farm in Etchingham. Did you see anything, if so please call us on 101. 0408 20/07/2017 Intruders attempted to steal a work boat from the Moat of Bodium Castle. They were unable to remove it as it was securely chained. 0797 20/07/2017 A blue Polaris ATV on an Ifor Williams trailer was stolen from farm premises in Wittersham Road, Rye. The whole event was captured on CCTV so police were able to follow its movement into Kent. Kent police are now dealing this as were able to get details of the getaway vehicle. 1542 21/07/2017 East Sussex Fire & Rescue attended a fire in a derelict farm house in Crowhurst. 0445 23/07/2017 Youths were seen illegally riding motorcycles on bridleways in Battle Great Wood. Wealden 0246 17/07/2017 Between £3500-£4000 worth of eggs have been stolen from a farm in Five Ashes over the last six nights. 1158 19/07/2017 A goat has gone missing, presumed stolen, from premises in Mark Cross. 1277 20/07/2017 An outbuilding to a farm in Boreham Street has been broken into and a Husqvarna chain saw and motorised disc cutter have been stolen. 0651 22/07/2017 At around 7.30am a John Deere Gator (4x4 Buggy) has been stolen from farm premises in Cowbeech. It has alloy wheels on it which are not standard. 1090 23/07/2017 Several old batteries have been stolen from farm premises in Street End Lane, Broad Oak, Heathfield.     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   Wildlife Officers 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.   Area Officer Email Adur and Worthing PS Steve Turner   stephen.turner@sussex.pnn.police.uk   Arun PCSO Loraine Dixon loraine.dixon@sussex.pnn.police.uk Brighton and Hove PC Andrea Leahy andrea.leahy@sussex.pnn.police.uk Chichester PCSO Colin Booker colin.booker@sussex.pnn.police.uk Crawley PS Chris Glasspool christopher.glasspool@sussex.pnn.police.uk Eastbourne PC Louis Thompson louis.thompson@sussex.pnn.police.uk Hastings PC Nick Bellhouse nicholas.bellhouse@sussex.pnn.police.uk Horsham PEO Louisa Hull louisa.hull@sussex.pnn.police.uk Lewes PC Pete Hall peter.hall@sussex.pnn.police.uk Mid Sussex PS Chris Glasspool christopher.glasspool@sussex.pnn.police.uk Rother     Wealden PC Richard Waters richard.water@sussex.pnn.police.uk   Stay in the know with social media Sussex Police Horse Watch   Links and attachments: Sussex Police will only ever link you to secure websites we trust. 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Lost Fishing Tackle Guildford Area (Angling Trust)

3 weeks 2 days ago
A Nash shuttle 5 rod holdall has been lost from a car roof during the journey from Guildford to Marsh Farm Fishery at Godalming . The holdall contained :   2 x 12 foot Greys Prodigy 3.5 test curve rods 1 x 12ft 6 Greys spod rod 2 x Daiwa Infinity 5500 BR reels 1 x Shiamano spod reel 3 x delkin txis 1 x delkin txi receiver 1 x solar sod pod, and 3 buzzer bars 3 x kryptonite bobbins 1 x 42 inch Greys landing net 3 x rod sleeves The loss has been reported to the Police , but if you find the item or have any information , or see similar items advertised please contact : david.wilkins@anglingtrust.net  Remeber to secure items when carrying them on a roof rack and also ensure your fishing tackle is insured and that you have marked it and know what you have ! Consider the use of Smartwater which is available through the Angling Trust as a member at a reduced cost .  Thanks !

Angling Trust Sets Up ISA with NWCU (Angling Trust)

3 weeks 2 days ago
http://anglingtrust-news.net/3XSU-8WLQ-172L2GIU47/cr.aspx The Angling Trust,  Fisheries Enforcement Support Service have arranged an Information Sharing Order with the National Wildlife Crime Unit .  This is a fantastic advancement in partnership working and will enable better communication between the FESS, EA and Police. 

Farm Watch Bulletin 20 July 2017 (Sussex Police)

4 weeks 1 day ago
Thursday, 20 July 2017 Farm Watch Coordinator's Update This week there has been a total of 13 reports of loose animals on the highways of Sussex. This included 10 horses and 3 cows. Please keep checking your roadside hedges, fences and gates daily. Please see the below message from last week, unfortunately the link did not work so we have included it again this week: Section 155 of the Highways Act 1980 sets out where responsibility lies for animals found straying or lying on the highway and the penalties those responsible could face. Click here to view the legislation. If you see something out of character, out of place or suspicious please call police on the non-emergency number 101. If you suspect that a crime is taking place then please call through on 999.  Kindest regards Phillip   Crime and incident update   Monday 10 July to Sunday 16 July 2017 Area Ref Date Details Adur & Worthing     Nothing reported Arun     Nothing reported Brighton & Hove       Nothing reported Chichester 0563 15/07/2017 Heritage Four outbuildings to the rear of Stanstead House, Rowlands Castle, have been broken into and various tools have been stolen. In addition, approximately two tons of lead has been removed from the roof. Crawley     Nothing reported Eastbourne     Nothing reported Gatwick     Nothing reported Hastings 0936 10/07/2017 Heritage A quantity of lead has been stolen from the roof of “Old Town Hall” Museum, High Street, Hastings. 0955 14/07/2017 Heritage The War Memorial dating back to 1918/19 of The Church of St. Peter & St. Paul, Hastings, has been desecrated. Youths climbed over a fence then knocked it over. It consisted of a wooden cross with a concrete and slated roof. Horsham     Nothing reported Lewes 1246 10/07/2017 An unsuccessful attempt was made to steal a Land Rover from property in Southover, Lewes. A man wearing a grey hooded top was seen by a neighbour and then ran off. 0063 14/07/2017 East Sussex Fire & Rescue dealt with a barn fire between Eastbourne and East Dean. Mid Sussex 1068 10/07/2017 The battery from an electric fence energiser was stolen from a farm in Cuckfield Road, Hassocks. 0465 15/07/2017 There was evidence found of fish poaching at the fishing lake at Furnace Pond car park. Rother 1509 10/07/2017 Three youths, two boys and a girl were seen on the roof of farm buildings in Salehurst. They were eventually escorted away by a leader of a youth club.  0633 18/07/2017 A sheep farmer from Warren Road, Fairlight, checked their flock at 8am; when they returned at 9.30am they found that one of the ewes had been attacked by a dog and killed. It had only happened a short while earlier as the body was still warm and rigor mortis had not set in. Wealden 0498 11/07/2017 Heritage Three large garden urns have been stolen from the grounds of a former Convent in Waldron, Heathfield. The urns were cemented down. 0349 14/07/2017 A lady called police to say that her daughter had just come back from walking the dog and reports finding a sheep that had been injured by a dog, the sheep was still alive. The incident occurred at Holt Brow, between Faulkington and Jevington, on the South Downs Way 1540 15/07/2017 A possible major fire was prevented by an alert member of the public who witnessed someone drive into the Friends Clump Car Park on the Crowborough Road, Nutley, and start a small fire. A small fire extinguisher did not suffice so East Sussex Fire & Rescue attended and managed to put out the fire.   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   Wildlife Officers 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.   Area Officer Email Adur and Worthing PS Steve Turner   stephen.turner@sussex.pnn.police.uk   Arun PCSO Loraine Dixon loraine.dixon@sussex.pnn.police.uk Brighton and Hove PC Andrea Leahy andrea.leahy@sussex.pnn.police.uk Chichester PCSO Colin Booker colin.booker@sussex.pnn.police.uk Crawley PS Chris Glasspool christopher.glasspool@sussex.pnn.police.uk Eastbourne PC Louis Thompson louis.thompson@sussex.pnn.police.uk Hastings PC Nick Bellhouse nicholas.bellhouse@sussex.pnn.police.uk Horsham PEO Louisa Hull louisa.hull@sussex.pnn.police.uk Lewes PC Pete Hall peter.hall@sussex.pnn.police.uk Mid Sussex PS Chris Glasspool christopher.glasspool@sussex.pnn.police.uk Rother     Wealden PC Richard Waters richard.water@sussex.pnn.police.uk   Stay in the know with social media Sussex Police Horse Watch   Links and attachments: Sussex Police will only ever link you to secure websites we trust. 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Set Lines - Be Aware (Angling Trust)

1 month ago
A number of set lines have been located at a West Sussex lake belonging to a local Angling Club . The lines were concealed and had up to 50 baited hooks attached to them . Please report any suspicious activity that you see , including vehicle details or descriptions of people to the EA on the hotline number 0800 80 70 60 , or to the Police on 101 or 999 if appropriate to the circumstances .  If you find a set line , please call the EA and or the Police and seek advice before recovering it . or if you hear of fish being offered for sale in unusual circumstances please inform the EA or Police . 

Weekly Farm Watch Bulletin - 13 July 2017 (Sussex Police)

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Thursday, 13 July 2017 Farm Watch Coordinator's Update This week we’ve received 9 reports of loose animals on the highways of Sussex. This included 6 cows, 2 sheep and 1 pig. Please take the time to regularly check your roadside hedges, fences and gates. Section 155 of the Highways Act 1980 sets out where responsibility lies for animals found straying or lying on the highway and the penalties those responsible could face. Click here to view the legislation. Trailer thefts In recent weeks I have noticed a sharp rise in the number of thefts of trailers, not just those parked on agricultural premises, but those parked anywhere. Please take extra care as to where you park them, where possible box them in and fit good security locks. Also, please consider fitting a tracker. If you see something out of character, out of place or suspicious please call police on the non-emergency number 101. If you suspect that a crime is taking place then please call through on 999. Kindest regards Phillip   Crime and incident update If you have seen or heard anything related to these incidents please contact  Sussex Police online, via email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk, by calling 101 or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.    Monday 03 July 2017 to Sunday 09 July 2017 Area Ref Date Details Adur & Worthing     Nothing reported Arun 0220 03/07/2017 An Ifor Williams drop side (builders type) trailer has been stolen from a yard in Durban Road Bognor Regis by cropping the lock on the security gates. Brighton & Hove   0133   03/07/2017 A John Deere all-terrain vehicle, a quad bike, 6 strimmers, hedge cutters, blowers and various hand tools were stolen from a tractor shed on Race Hill, Brighton. The quad bike was later found hotwired and on fire. East Sussex Fire & Rescue dealt with the fire. Chichester       0577       03/07/2017 A digger, make and model unknown at this time, has been stolen from premises in School Lane, Chichester. The intruders brought a trailer with them but left behind the ramps used to load the digger. Were the intruders disturbed, did you see or hear anything, if so please call on 101 and quote details to the left. 1201 03/07/2017 Three youths were seen by staff at Cowdray Park smashing up furniture on the grounds. Staff apprehended them and police were called. There has been a persistent problem with teenagers damaging fences and seats. 0931 06/07/2017 Heritage The west doors to Chichester Cathedral have been damaged sometime between 5pm on July 2 and 6.45am on July 3. The bottom locks to the glass doors, which are very heavy and take three men to lift have been damaged. Damage is estimated to be more than £500. 1256 06/07/2017 Heritage The grounds of St. Peters Church, Stane Street, Westhampnett, have been entered and the lead lettering on three headstones has been gouged out with a blunt instrument. 1576 06/07/2017 A gated yard in Cooks Lane, Emsworth, was entered by removing the padlock. An Ifor Williams LT85G trailer that was fitted with a wheel clamp and a tow hitch bolt was stolen. 1178 08/07/2017 West Sussex Fire & Rescue dealt with a tractor fire on a farm in Church Farm Lane, Chichester. 1334 07/07/2017 A 14’ solid floored, galvanised trailer has been stolen from Rowlands Castle. Crawley     Nothing reported Eastbourne     Nothing reported Gatwick     Nothing reported Hastings     Nothing reported Horsham 1175 09/07/2017 West Sussex Fire & Rescue attended a large fire in Horsham Road, Steyning. Two fields and a tractor were ablaze. Lewes     Nothing reported Mid Sussex 0558 03/07/2017 On 26 June cattle, breed not known, went missing from a farm in Selsfield Road, Turners Hill. The informant left it a while before reporting it as he thought they would turn up. So far nothing has been heard, have you seen any stray cattle? Rother 1053 04/07/2017 Two dogs (like poodles) were seen worrying sheep in Main Street, Beckley. The owner of the sheep managed to catch one of the dogs and shut it in a stable, the other got away. The dogs’ owners were later traced. Wealden 0231 03/07/2017 A workshop on land in Glynleigh Road, Pevensey, has been broken into and various items were stolen. These included a hydraulic breaker, 2 generators, 1 planer, a circular saw, a hedge trimmer, a chain saw and other tools.  0335 03/07/2017 A generator that was bolted to concrete on a farm in Butcherfield Lane, Hartfield has been stolen. 0874 06/07/2017 A purple three-tonne Kubota Digger has been stolen from a farm in Groombridge Road, Groombridge. 0149 06/07/2017 Heritage On two recent occasions the gates to Pevensey Castle have had the locks cut off. This time the gates have been rammed and completely smashed off their hinges and were left lying on the ground. Did you see or hear anything, if so please call Sussex police on the non-emergency number 101 and quote the numbers to the left of this report.   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   Wildlife Officers 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.   Area Officer Email Adur and Worthing PS Steve Turner   stephen.turner@sussex.pnn.police.uk   Arun PCSO Loraine Dixon loraine.dixon@sussex.pnn.police.uk Brighton and Hove PC Andrea Leahy andrea.leahy@sussex.pnn.police.uk Chichester PCSO Colin Booker colin.booker@sussex.pnn.police.uk Crawley PS Chris Glasspool christopher.glasspool@sussex.pnn.police.uk Eastbourne PC Louis Thompson louis.thompson@sussex.pnn.police.uk Hastings PC Nick Bellhouse nicholas.bellhouse@sussex.pnn.police.uk Horsham PEO Louisa Hull louisa.hull@sussex.pnn.police.uk Lewes PC Pete Hall peter.hall@sussex.pnn.police.uk Mid Sussex PS Chris Glasspool christopher.glasspool@sussex.pnn.police.uk Rother     Wealden PC Richard Waters richard.water@sussex.pnn.police.uk   Stay in the know with social media Sussex Police Horse Watch   Links and attachments: Sussex Police will only ever link you to secure websites we trust. 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Sussex Farm Watch Bulletin 07 July 2017 (Sussex Police)

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Friday, 07 July 2017 Farm Watch Coordinator's Update This week there has been reports of 15 loose animals on the highways of East and West Sussex this week. This is made up by 8 Cows, 5 Sheep, 1 Pig and 1 Horse. Please keep checking your roadside hedges, fences and gates daily. Fuel and oil theft Theft of heating and diesel oil has been a problem for many years and we see an increase in this type of crime whenever the price of crude oil rises. A rise in the price of fuel at the petrol pump inevitably leads to a rise in the cost of heating oil. This makes oil a more attractive proposition for the thief and they are now actively targeting fuel tanks at farms, transport depots and domestic properties. The thief may be using the oil for them own central heating or selling it on at a handsome profit. These tanks can contain thousands of pounds worth of oil and it therefore makes good sense to take a few precautions to protect them. Below are some useful steps that you can take to make life more difficult for a thief. OFTEC (the Oil Firing Technical Association for the petroleum industry) offers advice and guidance for those who use and store oil at their premises. There are certain rules and regulations that may apply to you and OFTEC will help clarify these for you. They can be reached at www.oftec.org or by calling 0845 6585 080. They also produce 'An easy guide to domestic oil storage' which is a very straightforward and useful document. Siting your oil tank The position of the tank can have a significant effect on how hard a target it is in the eyes of the thief. If the tank is close to the house, with one or more windows capable of giving a view of it, then the thief may consider the chances of being seen too high. If the tank is close to a road, path, drive or alleyway then it will be a far easier target. Hiding the tank behind the garage, shed or some other type of outbuilding is commonplace, but it does give the thief the advantage. Not many oil tanks are works of art so who wants a tank in full view? While it may not be desirable, or legal, to have the tank close to the house some sort of compromise location would be sensible. Of course, this will not only be a major consideration when a new tank is to be installed but may be necessary if the tank has been targeted before. They do need to be within a reasonable distance of the road otherwise the oil supply company may not be able to refill it for you. Control switches Control switches that control the flow of oil should be turned off and the electricity supply isolated when the tank is not in use. Padlocks A thief will usually come equipped with a limited range of tools to attack your tank so it's worth spending a little more on good quality locks. Close shackle padlocks are the best as they offer most resistance to the most popular of burglar tools; the bolt cropper! Due to their design, close shackle padlocks have very little of the metal hoop (shackle) exposed and bolt croppers cannot get a good grip. Remember that buying a padlock is like buying a car, the more you pay the better the quality and the longer it will last. Oil level gauges Remote electronic oil level gauges are now available which will set off an audible alarm if the oil level in the tank suddenly drops or falls below a quarter full. These gauges can be located in the kitchen, or perhaps a utility room to warn of any potential problem. There are two or three different versions on the market at the moment and cost between £70 and £100. Security lights Security lights can have a very positive effect and make any property a much harder target for the thief. It's not always necessary to floodlight the area with high power beams, as a more subtle level of lighting may be all that is needed. Low energy 'dusk 'til dawn' lights positioned close to the tank should, in most cases, provide sufficient light to illuminate any suspicious activity. This type of light can be both effective and inexpensive. High powered lights can be used but care should be taken not to cause any nuisance to neighbours or road users. Defensive planting Defensive planting is nature's way of helping to reduce crime. Thieves will not wish to force their way through or over a prickly hedge. The smallest trace of blood or shred of ripped clothing could help the Police identify the offender. These shrubs can, if planted around your tank, provide an effective and ecorative thief proof barrier. Securing your oil tank Following on from the defensive planting tactic, fences and walls can also make life difficult for the thief. A wooden or metal fence, trellis or wall can give significant protection to the tank but it must be remembered that the oil tanker driver will need access to fill the tank. A metal grill or cage with a lockable access point across the top of this wall or fence can further improve security. The wall or fence should be as close to the tank and as high as possible. A product called 'Tank Guard' has just become available which surrounds the existing storage tank with a metal enclosure. This sheet metal enclosure has lockable access doors to allow filling and maintenance and has internal anchorage points to fix it to the concrete base. A tank guard costs less than one tank full of oil and will last for many years. Closed circuit television The use of CCTV as a crime prevention and detection tool has grown massively in recent years. It could play a part in the protection of oil tanks but before you spend lots of money on equipment make an assessment of your needs. Ask yourself: What do I hope to achieve by using CCTV? How much am I prepared to spend? Is there a reasonable level of light where the cameras will be operating or do I need to think about using cameras with low light capability? (Most thefts take place at night). What am I going to record the captured images on? Digital recording is best. How am I going to provide the Police with any evidence I may capture? Do not forget if you see something out of character, out of place and suspicious please call police on the non-emergency number 101. If you suspect that a crime is taking place then please call through on the 999 number.   Kindest regards,  Phillip   Crime and incident update     Monday 26th June 2017 to Sunday 02nd July 2017 Area Ref Date Details Adur & Worthing     Nothing reported Arun     Nothing reported Brighton & Hove       Nothing reported Chichester 1673 29/06/2017 We received reports just before midnight that two vehicles and four males with Irish accents were seen with hunting dogs on the Golf Links in Selsey. 0710 01/07/2017 WSF&R attended a fire on a farm in Lagness Road Hunston, several cars were on fire. At this moment, it is not known what caused the ignition of these vehicles. 1127 02/07/2017 WSF&R attended a fire on a farm in Grange Lane Selsey, a van and a hedgerow were well alight when they arrived. It is suspected that local children who the owners have been having problems with could have caused the fire. Crawley     Nothing reported Eastbourne     Nothing reported Gatwick     Nothing reported Hastings     Nothing reported Horsham     Nothing reported Lewes     Nothing reported Mid Sussex 0875 26/06/2017 Youngsters have been seen several times recently in fields off Chaucer Road East Grinstead riding motorcycles. Police are in possession of photographs of the offenders.   0284 28/06/2017 The workshop to a farm in Copthorne Bank was broken into and a Husqvarna 510cc Aircorp Motocross motorcycle was stolen.     0131 01/07/2017 WSF&R attended a field fire near a barn in Bolney Chapel Road Twineham, where gas cylinders are stored. The Fire Service report that ignition was deliberate. Rother 0078 26/06/2017 ESF&R attended a vehicle fire on a farm in Burwash. One car ignited accidently but caught two others alight. 0302 27/06/2016 Overnight a work van parked in Ninfield was broken into and 2 JCB hydraulic breaker packs and a wacker plate were stolen. The value of the haul is in the region of £2,550:00. Wealden 0362 26/06/2017 A field to a farm in Sandy Cross Lane Heathfield has entered and a large quantity of broken glass has been spread across it. The farmer tells us that the only way to clear the glass is to cut out the top surface of the land. 0096 27/06/2017 An unsuccessful attempt was made to steal a Land Rover from premises in Isfield Uckfield. The owner was woken just after 2 am by a noise, when they looked out of the window they observed a male by the vehicle so they went out with their dog, the intruder ran off down the road. 0810 29/06/2017 A shepherd who keeps their flock on a farm in Lewes Road Laughton has had two rams severely attacked by dogs, it is not expected that the larger one will survive. Did you see anything.  0706 30/06/2017 Several properties in the Wartling area of Hailsham have had a white Transit van, with “EURO something” written on it, drive into properties. Once the driver sees anyone about they speed off. Please be aware.   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   Wildlife Officers 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.   Area Officer Email Adur and Worthing PS Steve Turner   stephen.turner@sussex.pnn.police.uk   Arun PCSO Loraine Dixon loraine.dixon@sussex.pnn.police.uk Brighton and Hove PC Andrea Leahy andrea.leahy@sussex.pnn.police.uk Chichester PCSO Colin Booker colin.booker@sussex.pnn.police.uk Crawley PS Chris Glasspool christopher.glasspool@sussex.pnn.police.uk Eastbourne PC Louis Thompson louis.thompson@sussex.pnn.police.uk Hastings PC Nick Bellhouse nicholas.bellhouse@sussex.pnn.police.uk Horsham PEO Louisa Hull louisa.hull@sussex.pnn.police.uk Lewes PC Pete Hall peter.hall@sussex.pnn.police.uk Mid Sussex PS Chris Glasspool christopher.glasspool@sussex.pnn.police.uk Rother     Wealden PC Richard Waters richard.water@sussex.pnn.police.uk   Stay in the know with social media Sussex Police Horse Watch   Links and attachments: Sussex Police will only ever link you to secure websites we trust. 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Pet - Fraud Alert (Action Fraud (National Fraud Intelligence Bureau))

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The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) and Action Fraud have recently noticed a rise in the reporting of pets, and in particular puppies and kittens, being advertised for sale via popular online auction websites. The fraudsters will place an advert of the pet for sale, often claiming that the pet is currently held somewhere less accessible or overseas. Upon agreement of a sale, the suspect will usually request an advance payment by money transfer or bank transfer. However, the pet does not materialise and the fraudster will subsequently ask for further advanced payments for courier charges, shipping fees and additional transportation costs. Even if further payments are made, the pet will still not materialise as it is likely to not exist.   Tips to staying safe when purchasing pets:   Stay within auction guidelines. Be cautious if the seller initially requests payment via one method, but later claims that due to ‘issues with their account’ they will need to take the payment via an alternative method such as a bank transfer. Consider conducting research on other information provided by the seller, for example a mobile phone number or email address used by the seller could alert you to any negative information associated with the number/email address online.  Request details of the courier company being used and consider researching it. Agree a suitable time to meet face-to-face to agree the purchase and to collect the pet. If the seller is reluctant to meet then it could be an indication that the pet does not exist. A genuine seller should be keen to ensure that the pet is going to a caring and loving new home. If the seller does not express any interest in you and the pet’s new home, be wary. If you think the purchase price is too good to be true then it probably is, especially if the pet is advertised as a pure-breed. Do not be afraid to request copies of the pet’s inoculation history, breed paperwork and certification prior to agreeing a sale. If the seller is reluctant or unable to provide this information it could be an indication that either the pet does not exist or the pet has been illegally bred e.g. it originates from a ‘puppy farm’. A ‘puppy farm’ is a commercial dog breeding enterprise where the sole aim is to maximise profit for the least investment. Commercial dog breeders must be registered with their local authority and undergo regular inspections to ensure that the puppies are bred responsibly and are in turn fit and healthy. Illegally farmed puppies will often be kept in inadequate conditions and are more likely to suffer from ailments and illnesses associated with irresponsible breeding. When thinking of buying a pet, consider buying them in person from rescue centres or from reputable breeders. If you have been affected by this, or any other type of fraud, report it to Action Fraud by visiting  www.actionfraud.police.uk or by calling 0300 123 2040.

Please report any signs of fish in distress due to the hot weather (Angling Trust)

1 month 2 weeks ago
For fish all over the country, summer can be a stressful time of the year. When we start to enjoy the sunny weather, conditions underwater can become very challenging for fish. Reduced flow caused by prolonged dry weather and low dissolved oxygen levels can lead to fish mortalities. If you see fish in distress call the Environment Agency on 0800 807060 and alert the fishery manager. For further advice or assistance please contact your local Environment Agency fisheries team by calling 03708 506 506 (Mon-Fri, 8am - 6pm).

Sussex Farm Watch Bulletin (Sussex Police)

1 month 2 weeks ago
Thursday, 29 June 2017 Farm Watch Coordinator's Update There were just 6 cows reported loose animals on the highways of East and West Sussex this week.   Please keep checking your roadside hedges, fences and gates daily.   Recently there has been a spate of caravan thefts across East and West Sussex, these are mainly being stolen from farm sites, so please ensure that you have good security systems in place. Dos and Don'ts of Public Rights of Way Do: Footpaths This public right of way is meant for pedestrians only. You are allowed to walk your dog as long as it is under your close control. When walking a dog, you must ensure that it keeps to the public footpath and does not trespass into nearby properties. Prams, pushchair or wheelchairs can also be used on a footpath. Bridleways These are meant for walkers, horse riders and bicyclists. Bicyclists are expected to give way to walkers and horse riders. Byways Open to All Traffic (BOAT) These byways are normally marked "byways" and are open to motorists, bicyclists, horse riders, motorcyclists and pedestrians. As with public tarmac road networks, motorists must ensure that they are legally authorised to use BOATs (i.e. registered, taxed, insured and MOT). Restricted Byways Restricted Byways are created under the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006. They are open to the traffic mentioned above in BOATs, but exclude motor vehicles and motorcycles. Don'ts:   Footpaths Footpaths on edge of a field must not be ploughed. Footpaths can be ploughed, if they cross fields. However, a minimum width of 1 metre must be made available within 14 days of ploughing. Landowners must also ensure that they restore footpaths after ploughing. If you are walking a dog, you must make sure that it does not stray off legal lines of a public footpath as this may constitute an act of trespass. Also ensure that you clean up your dog mess, if your dog fouls up on a footpath. Bridleways Bridleways on the edge of a field must also not be ploughed except if they cross over fields. Like footpaths, landowners must also give a minimum width of 2 metres within 14 days of commencing ploughing. Landowners must also ensure that they restore bridleways after ploughing. Motor cars, mini motors and motorcyclists are not allowed on bridleways. Byways Open to All Traffic (BOAT) Under-age or banned drivers, quad bikes, mini-motors, non-road-legal scramblers and quad bikes are not allowed on BOATs. BOATs must not be ploughed or obstructed to prevent public use. Restricted Byways Motorcyclists, motorists in motorcars, mini motors, quad bikes, non-road legal scramblers are not allowed on restricted by ways. Restricted byways must also not be ploughed or obstructed to prevent public use. Other don'ts for landowners: You cannot grow crops on a public right of way, however grass can be grown for hay and silage. Dairy bulls over 10 months are not allowed to cross over a field with a right of way. You cannot put up stiles or gates without the permission of your local authority. You cannot put up misleading signs to prevent people from using a public right of way. You are not allowed to harass, intimidate (e.g. placing a fierce dog on public right of way) or prevent members of the public from using a public right of way. It is an offence under the Highways Act 1980 to put up barbed wires, electric fences or exposed barb wire that prevents or obstructs a public right of way. Other don'ts for users of public rights of way: You are not allowed to disturb or harm any wildlife found on a public right of way. You should not drop or leave litter on a public right of way. You should not trespass on neighbouring lands to public rights of way. At all times keep to the legal limits!   Do not forget if you see something out of character, out of place and suspicious please call police on the non-emergency number 101. If you suspect that a crime is taking place then please call through on the 999 number.    Kindest regards Phillip   Crime and incident update     Monday 19 June 2017 to Sunday 25 June 2017 Area Ref Date Details Adur & Worthing     Nothing reported Arun 0196 19/06/2017 Good News a red and grey Maitou fork lift truck that was stolen from a barn in Denman’s Lane, Arundel, was recovered by Sussex Police due to the vehicle being fitted with a tracker. Brighton & Hove       Nothing reported Chichester 0173  20/06/2017 A Swift Challenger caravan, white with black flashings – VIN SGDST3FSHW09010242 has been stolen from premises in Thicket Lane, Chichester. Another caravan was stolen from this site recently. Crawley     Nothing reported Eastbourne 0900 20/06/2017 Reports came in of up to six racing type motorbikes are roaring across Beachy Head. Gatwick     Nothing reported Hastings 1147 20/06/2017 More Good News an Ifor Williams HB506 Horse Trailer that was stolen from Bedfordshire on 02/03/2016 was recovered from the Hastings area when someone else tried to register it in their name. Horsham     Nothing reported Lewes 1474 24/06/2017 Nothing reported Mid Sussex     Nothing reported Rother 0610 24/06/2017 Various tools were taken from outbuildings at a farm in Ham Lane, Etchingham. We are awaiting a list at present. Wealden 0846 21/06/2017 An elderly farmer from Sandy Cross, Heathfield, was the victim of a distraction burglary; two males turned up and asked the 78-year-old if he wanted his derelict building renovated. Whilst he went to the building with the two males another must have entered the house and stole two chain saws and a long reach hedge trimmer.   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   Wildlife Officers 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.   Area Officer Email Adur and Worthing PS Steve Turner   stephen.turner@sussex.pnn.police.uk   Arun PCSO Loraine Dixon loraine.dixon@sussex.pnn.police.uk Brighton and Hove PC Andrea Leahy andrea.leahy@sussex.pnn.police.uk Chichester PCSO Colin Booker colin.booker@sussex.pnn.police.uk Crawley PS Chris Glasspool christopher.glasspool@sussex.pnn.police.uk Eastbourne PC Louis Thompson louis.thompson@sussex.pnn.police.uk Hastings PC Nick Bellhouse nicholas.bellhouse@sussex.pnn.police.uk Horsham PEO Louisa Hull louisa.hull@sussex.pnn.police.uk Lewes PC Pete Hall peter.hall@sussex.pnn.police.uk Mid Sussex PS Chris Glasspool christopher.glasspool@sussex.pnn.police.uk Rother     Wealden PC Richard Waters richard.water@sussex.pnn.police.uk   Stay in the know with social media Sussex Police Horse Watch   Links and attachments: Sussex Police will only ever link you to secure websites we trust. 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Sussex Farm Watch Bulletin (Sussex Police)

1 month 3 weeks ago
Thursday, 22 June 2017 Farm Watch Coordinator's Update The number of animals reported loose on the highways of East and West Sussex this week has risen dramatically to 118. This being made up with 100 sheep (involving more than one incident), 15 cows and 3 horses. Please keep checking your roadside hedges, fences and gates daily. Quads, trailers and tools These items are expensive and costly to replace. There are many steps you can take to help protect them: • Secure or immobilise vehicles and equipment when not in use and removing keys from unattended cars, tractors and quad bikes. • Avoid leaving machinery in fields, particularly near roads. • Keep quad bikes and trailers in your most secure outbuilding; if kept outside put behind locked gates. • Use ground anchor chains with anchor plates. • Mark trailers, quad bikes, horseboxes and tools with your postcode or farm name. • List your tools, together with serial numbers, and registering these on www.immobilise.com • Fit a tracker device or immobiliser to your vehicles. Do not forget if you see something out of character, out of place and suspicious please call police on the non-emergency number 101. If you suspect that a crime is taking place then please call through on the 999 number.    Kindest regards Phillip   Crime and incident update     Monday 12 June 2017 to Sunday 18 June 2017 Area Ref Date Details Adur & Worthing     Nothing reported Arun 1198 15/06/2017 A farmer from Flansham is experiencing problems with local youths entering his property and leaving gates open that enable cattle to escape. They also climb on silage bales and deliberately putting holes in them rendering them useless. Brighton & Hove 1426 15/06/2017  Heritage ESFRS attended a fire in St John the Baptist Church in St Georges Road, Brighton. Upon investigation, it was found that there were two seats of fire, this looks as if the cause was deliberate. Chichester 0267 12/06/2017 5 outbuildings on a farm in Petworth were forcefully entered overnight. At this moment, we do not have a list of what may have been stolen. 0357 13/06/2017 Heritage The ruins of The Tudor Kitchen in the grounds of The Cowdray Estate have been seriously damaged by person/s unknown who have smashed much of the stained glass to its side. Did you see or hear anything, if so please contact Sussex Police on 101 and quote the reference number to the left. 1022 14/06/2017 A farm in Bignor Park Road, Pulborough, has been entered and the side of the barn smashed in to gain entry. At this moment, we do not have a list of what may have been stolen. 0622 17/06/2017 A Dino pedal quadbike has been stolen from a stable yard in Appledram Lane, Chichester. It is very heavy and large enough for an adult to ride, blue and yellow in colour with a removable black seat. 0956 17/06/2017 The entrance gate to a field in Bignor Park Road, Pulborough, that is chained and padlocked has been rammed open, the intruders then cut the locks off the outbuildings. We are awaiting a list of anything that may be missing. Crawley     Nothing reported Eastbourne 0951 14/06/2017 Two scramble bikes were seen racing around fields in Oak Tree Lane, Eastbourne, and scaring cattle. The animals are now so traumatised that they will not go near their pen or come for feed. Gatwick     Nothing reported Hastings 1306 12/06/2017 Youths keep breaking into a derelict farmhouse in Frederick Road, Hastings. Not only is it illegal but it is also dangerous. Horsham 0738 12/06/2017 Four Jack Russell’s were seen loose in a field in Billingshurst, chasing sheep. Two were described as black and white, one white back and brown and the fourth was only seen from behind and had a white backend.  The land owner was able to chase the dogs off this time so fortunately no injuries occurred. 1196 13/06/2017 A black Land Rover Range Rover on a 06 plate has been stolen from Henfield Road, Horsham. Lewes     Nothing reported Mid Sussex     Nothing reported Rother     Nothing reported Wealden 0550 15/06/2017 WSFRS attended a deliberate fire in a field in Plawhatch Lane, Forest Row. 0168 16/06/2017 A farmer from East Dean Road, Seaford, found a dog in his field savaging sheep; two were dead. The dog walker was house sitting for the owner who is away. The dog owner has been contacted and will deal with the situation when he returns. 1130 18/06/2017 Heritage The United Church in Croft Road, Crowborough, was broken into. The office was broken into causing damage to the door and frame. A search was made but nothing stolen. The intruder/s then went upstairs, smashed a glass door panel and went into the pre-school. It is not known is anything was stolen from the pre-school. A pair of knickers and a set of headphones were found in the hedge.   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   Wildlife Officers 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.   Area Officer Email Adur and Worthing PS Steve Turner   stephen.turner@sussex.pnn.police.uk   Arun PCSO Loraine Dixon loraine.dixon@sussex.pnn.police.uk Brighton and Hove PC Andrea Leahy andrea.leahy@sussex.pnn.police.uk Chichester PCSO Colin Booker colin.booker@sussex.pnn.police.uk Crawley PS Chris Glasspool christopher.glasspool@sussex.pnn.police.uk Eastbourne PC Louis Thompson louis.thompson@sussex.pnn.police.uk Hastings PC Nick Bellhouse nicholas.bellhouse@sussex.pnn.police.uk Horsham PEO Louisa Hull louisa.hull@sussex.pnn.police.uk Lewes PC Pete Hall peter.hall@sussex.pnn.police.uk Mid Sussex PS Chris Glasspool christopher.glasspool@sussex.pnn.police.uk Rother PCSO Daryl Holter daryl.holter@sussex.pnn.police.uk Wealden PC Richard Waters richard.water@sussex.pnn.police.uk   Stay in the know with social media Sussex Police Horse Watch   Links and attachments: Sussex Police will only ever link you to secure websites we trust. We will only send you attachments where we believe it is absolutely necessary.

National Neighbourhood Watch Week 2017 (Neighbourhood & Home Watch Network)

2 months ago
We're Neighbourhood Watch - the largest grassroots crime prevention movement in England and Wales. We're celebrating National Neighbourhood Watch Week (June 17-25) with a bumper edition of our bi-monthly e-newsletter Our News. Click here to read it and find out how Neighbourhood Watch is helping to connect and protect communities. Best wishes from the NHWN team Neighbourhood Watch is proud to be supported by the Co-op Insurance and ERA Home Security.  

Sussex Farm Watch Bulletin (Sussex Police)

2 months ago
Thursday, 15 June 2017 Farm Watch Coordinator's Update   Thankfully the number of animals reported loose on the highways of East and West Sussex this week is down to four horses.   Please keep checking your roadside hedges, fences and gates daily.   Sussex Farm Watch sends its condolences to the family and friends of a rambler from Winchelsea who sadly lost his life when he was trampled to death by a herd of cattle on Monday whilst he was walking in Guestling.   Do not forget if you see something out of character, out of place and suspicious please call police on the non-emergency number 101. If you suspect that a crime is taking place then please call through on the 999 number.    Kindest regards Phillip Crime and incident update     Monday 5 June 2017 to Sunday 11 June 2017 Area Ref Date Details Adur & Worthing 0283 06/06/2017 Durrington cemetery was broken into by cutting the locks to the main gates, the intruders then forcefully entered a storage unit and stole a JCB 8018 Brave master (grave digger). Arun 1373 10/06/2017 A farmer from Flansham is experiencing almost daily occurrences from local youths. If you are in the area please keep an eye out and call us if you see anything suspicious.  Brighton & Hove     Nothing reported Chichester 0245 08/06/2017 An orange Kubato tractor has been stolen from a farm in Cooks Pond Road, Milland. It had to have been loaded onto a trailer before it was removed. 0605 09/06/2017 A sheep owner from Roundhurst, Haslemere, found three of their sheep had been attacked by dogs, one needed veterinary attention. The owner of two collie dogs has volunteered to pay the vets bill. Crawley     Nothing reported Eastbourne     Nothing reported Gatwick     Nothing reported Hastings     Nothing reported Horsham 0779 05/06/2017 A Belle cement mixer together with a 1.5 Tonne digger were stolen from premises in Spierbridge, Pulborough. Lewes     Nothing reported Mid Sussex 1371 10/06/2017 Quad bikes keep riding without permission on farms in the Balcombe, destroying crops and scaring horse riders. If you see anyone riding in the area please try and get the registration number/s and report it to Sussex Police on 101. Rother 1052 06/06/2016 Someone tipped a load of rubbish on farmland in Marley Lane, Battle. 1127 07/06/2017 A farm in Powdermill Lane, Crowhurst, Battle was broken into by cutting the locks to the gates. A Jenson 539T wood chipper, serial number 5504031458, which was sitting on an Ifor Williams plant trailer, were both stolen. Wealden 0326 09/06/2017 A sheep owner from Royal Oak Lane, High Hurstwood, Uckfield, found, one was dead and four injured when checking the flock. The owner of the sheep has a fair idea who owns the dog concerned.   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   Wildlife Officers 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.   Area Officer Email Adur and Worthing PS Steve Turner   stephen.turner@sussex.pnn.police.uk   Arun PCSO Loraine Dixon loraine.dixon@sussex.pnn.police.uk Brighton and Hove PC Andrea Leahy andrea.leahy@sussex.pnn.police.uk Chichester PCSO Colin Booker colin.booker@sussex.pnn.police.uk Crawley PS Chris Glasspool christopher.glasspool@sussex.pnn.police.uk Eastbourne PC Louis Thompson louis.thompson@sussex.pnn.police.uk Hastings PC Nick Bellhouse nicholas.bellhouse@sussex.pnn.police.uk Horsham PEO Louisa Hull louisa.hull@sussex.pnn.police.uk Lewes PC Pete Hall peter.hall@sussex.pnn.police.uk Mid Sussex PS Chris Glasspool christopher.glasspool@sussex.pnn.police.uk Rother PCSO Daryl Holter daryl.holter@sussex.pnn.police.uk Wealden PC Richard Waters richard.water@sussex.pnn.police.uk   Stay in the know with social media Sussex Police Horse Watch   Links and attachments: Sussex Police will only ever link you to secure websites we trust. We will only send you attachments where we believe it is absolutely necessary.

Out of season fishing (Angling Trust)

2 months ago
The coarse fishing close season is drawing to a close , and the new season opens on the 16th June .  Unfortunately a number of reports have been made of anglers fishing waters subject of the close season across our area .  If you see anyone you believe to be fishing on waters subject of a close season enforcement please call the EA hotline 0800 80 70 60 and report the details . If you see it , report it ! 

Vehicle Online Shopping Fraud (Action Fraud (National Fraud Intelligence Bureau))

2 months ago
Fraudsters have been advertising vehicles and machinery for sale on various selling platforms online. The victims, after communicating via email with the fraudster, will receive a bogus email which purports to be from an established escrow provider (a third party who will keep the payment until the buying and selling parties are both happy with the deal). These emails are designed to persuade victims to pay upfront, via bank transfer, before visiting the seller to collect the goods. The emails also claim that the buyer (victim) has a cooling off period to reclaim the payment if they change their mind. This gives victims the false sense of security that their money is being looked after by this trustworthy third party, when in fact it is not and the money has gone straight to the fraudster. Protect yourself: When making a large purchase such as a new car or machinery, always meet the seller face to face first and ask to see the goods before transferring any money. If you receive a suspicious email asking for payment, check for spelling, grammar, or any other errors, and check who sent the email. If in doubt, check feedback online by searching the associated phone numbers or email addresses of the seller. Contact the third party the fraudsters are purporting to be using to make the transaction. They should be able to confirm whether the email you have received is legitimate or not. False adverts often offer vehicles or machinery for sale well below market value to entice potential victims; always be cautious. If it looks too good to be true then it probably is. If you have been affected by this, or any other type of fraud, report it to Action Fraud by visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk, or by calling 0300 123 2040.  
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