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Farm Watch Bulletin - 14 December 2017 (Sussex Police)

1 day 5 hours ago
Thursday, 14 December 2017 Farm Watch Coordinator's Update There were 42 instances of animals reported as loose the highway this week. These were made up by 30 sheep, 5 horses, 4 cows and 3 pigs. Please be reminded to regularly check roadside hedges and fences, including those where a railway line passes. Again, the biggest crime this week is theft of power tools, in most cases from outbuildings. Please consider fitting alarm systems where you have this type of equipment stored. Kindest regards Phillip   Crime and incident update   Monday 04 December 2017 to Sunday 10 December 2017 Area Ref Date Details Adur & Worthing     Nothing reported Arun 0265 06/12/2017 A white Peugeot van was seen being driven next to farmland in Arundel. The occupant was shooting pheasants. 0256 07/12/2017 A metal storage container on land in Arundel Road, Worthing, was broken into and a whacker plate and generator were stolen. Brighton & Hove     Nothing reported Chichester 0191 05/12/2017 A blue Yamaha YZF125 off-road motorbike has been stolen by breaking into an outbuilding of a farm cottage in Easton Lane, Sidlesham, Chichester. 1101 07/12/2017 The garage to a farm house in Ropes Lane, Fernhurst, was broken into. Nothing was stolen. 0100 08/12/2017 Vehicles have driven round a field in Vinnetrow Runcton, without the owner’s consent. It is believed that the intruders were poachers. Crawley     Nothing reported Eastbourne     Nothing reported Gatwick     Nothing reported Hastings     Nothing reported Horsham 0443 09/12/2017 A container on a farm in Five Oaks Road, Horsham, was forcefully entered and a quantity of tools were stolen. At this time I do not have a list to hand. Lewes 0554 05/12/2017 Land in Common Lane, Hassocks, was entered by intruders climbing over the gate. They prised the locks of an outbuilding and entered it. A search of the building was made but nothing appears to have been stolen. Mid Sussex     Nothing reported Rother 0213 05/12/2017 A black Land Rover Defender 90 was stolen from the driveway of a property in Battle overnight. The chassis number is SALLDVBS7AA795033, engine number 100409074348244DT. 0338 01/12/2017 An outbuilding in Adams Lane, Northiam, Rye, was forcefully entered and two brown Pessoa jumping saddles complete with stirrup irons and leathers were stolen. 0242 05/12/2017 The number plates were stolen from a Land Rover Discovery overnight in Ninfield, Battle. 0184 07/12/2017 A farm in Church Lane, Iden, Rye, was entered and a garage was forcefully entered. Chainsaws and garden machinery were stolen. 0269 08/12/2017 A farm in Church Hill, Sedlescombe, Battle, was entered overnight. Forced entry was made to an outbuilding, 12 chainsaws, a hedge cutter and a large quantity of power tools were all stolen. 0961 09/12/2017 An outbuilding in Powdermill Lane, Battle, was broken into overnight and a quantity of tools were stolen. These included a Stihl MS240 chainsaw + chainsaw trousers-hat-gloves & boots, a Dewalt drill in carrying case Dewalt mixed drill bit carry case and 2 x new off-road tyres. 0468 10/12/2017 An outbuilding in Watermill Lane, Sidley, Bexhill, was broken into and a Husqvarna chainsaw, a Ryobi chainsaw and snow chains were all stolen. Wealden 0363 04/12/2017 A farmhouse in Butcherfield Lane, Hartfield, has been entered by intruders and an outbuilding and garage were both forcefully entered. A black/red/white Cervelo Model R3 road bicycle was stolen. 0223 07/12/2017 A farm in North Street, Hellingly, and a container were forcefully entered. A quantity of tools and equipment were stolen, these included a Clarke petrol power washer, a JCB hydraulic breaker and gun, a JCB breaker, JCB whacker plate, a Fairport compacter plate, 2 x Sthil disc cutters and a wheel barrow that was no doubt used to transport some of the items. 0515 08/12/2017 A 200-litre copper water tank has been stolen from a farm in Eridge Green.   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 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   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.

Fake Government Grants Fraud Alert (Action Fraud (National Fraud Intelligence Bureau))

2 days 2 hours ago
Individuals and businesses are being warned to watch out for cold calls and online contact from fraudsters who are offering victims the opportunity to apply for Government grants for an advance fee.   To make the grants look legitimate fraudsters have set up bogus companies and convincing looking websites that claim to be operating on behalf of the UK Government.   Fraudsters cold call businesses and individuals offering the grant and if they’re interested direct them to fill out an online application form with their personal information. Once the fraudsters have that information they’ll contact back victims and congratulate them on being accepted onto the grant programme.      Pre-paid credit cards   Applicants are then asked to provide identification and are instructed to get a pre-paid credit card to deposit their own contribution to the fake Government grant scheme. Fraudsters will then contact victims on the phone or are emailed and asked for the details of their pre-paid credit card and copies of statements to in order for them to add the grant funds.   Of course the grant funds are never given by the fraudsters and the money that’s been loaded by the victim onto the card is stolen.   If you receive one of these calls, hang up immediately and report it to us. We’ve already taken down one website fraudsters have been using to commit this fraud and are working with Companies House to combat this issue.   How to protect yourself:   Be wary of unsolicited callers implying that you can apply for grants. You should never have to pay to receive a government grant, and they definitely won’t instruct you to obtain a pre-paid credit card. The government should have all the information they need if a genuine grant application was submitted, therefore any requests for personal or banking information either over the phone or online should be refused.   What to do if you’re a victim:    If you think your bank or personal details have been compromised or if you believe you have been defrauded contact your bank immediately. Stop all communication with the ‘agency’ but make a note of their details and report it to Action Fraud. 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.   The information contained within this alert is based on information from gathered by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB).  The purpose of this alert is to increase awareness of this type of fraud. The alert is aimed at members of the public, local police forces, businesses and governmental agencies.  

Payment Diversion Fraud Alert (Sussex Police)

3 days 6 hours ago
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 Dear Farm Watch members,  The purpose of this alert is to provide knowledge and prevention advice to farmers in order to protect themselves from falling victim to ‘Payment Diversion Fraud’. CAP (Common Agricultural Policy) payments are expected to be paid to farmers in December 2017. Information on last year’s payments are easily obtained via the government website allowing fraudsters to know when and how much potential targets will receive. What is Payment Diversion Fraud? Fraudsters who purport to be a trusted senior colleague or established customer may request that you change their direct debit, standing order or amend a bank transfer so that the payment can be diverted to a bank account which is in control of the fraudster. Fraudsters will often make the request under the pretence of a highly sensitive or urgent transaction. Contact is made via phone, letter but most commonly via email (personal or work address) used by the organisation or employee (which has either been spoofed or hacked). The fraudster then provides bank account details into which the monies should be paid. What can you do to prevent yourself from falling victim to Payment Diversion Fraud? - Ensure all staff, not just finance teams are aware of this fraud.  - Always verify email payment changes to financial agreements with the organisation directly using established contact details you have on file. If called ask the caller to give you a main switchboard number for you to be routed back to them. Alternatively, hang up and call them back using established contact details you have on file.  - Have a system in place which allows staff to properly verify contact from their CEO or senior members of staff; for example having two points of contact so that the staff can check that the instruction which they have received from their CEO is legitimate.  - Always review requests to change ‘one off’ payment requests. Check for inconsistencies or grammatical errors, such as a misspelt company name or a slightly different email address.  - Ensure computer systems are secure and that antivirus software is up to date. Kind regards, Sergeant Tom Carter Lead for Wildlife, Heritage and Environmental Crime    Help us keep Sussex safe Seen something suspicious or have information about a crime or incident? Please contact us online, email us at 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101. Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org   Stay in the know with social media   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.

Recent Break-Ins (Sussex Police)

3 days 7 hours ago
Break in's have been reported in your neighbourhood If you saw or heard anything, or have any information about the below incident 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 Reference: Operation Bluebird2 Location: Rother District Date and time: Over the last few weeks Details: We have recently had a number of Shed Breaks and General Break In's targeting out Buildings inc work tools, most are happening overnight. We have been doing extra patrols in the local area's to target and tackle this, recently we have had some good results. On Sunday 12th December a Male was arrested in the early hours in Battle in connection with Shed breaks in the local area. Police initially saw his vehicle in suspicious activity and he initially failed to stop for them. After a short pursuit he was stopped and arrested. He was later charged with driving and theft offences and remanded in custody. Further to this another Male was arrested in the early hours last week also in connection with Break-in's in Rother. Local Police will continue to carry out proactive rural patrols in the early hours. In you have any information on rural Break-In's please contact us & quote Operation Bluebird2 Visit our Website for crime prevention advice   Links and attachments: Sussex Police will only ever link you to secure web-sites we trust. We will only send you attachments where we believe it is absolutely necessary.  

Keep your home safe and secure - Typing Error (Sussex Police)

4 days 2 hours ago
11th December 2017 Further to my article 'Keep your home safe and secure' sent out on the 8th November it has been bought to my attention that there is a typing error regarding the immobilise website. This was human error and should of read: https://www.immobilise.com/  not immobolise.com. Please accept my sincere apologies. Kind regards, Lee Lee Melbourne Prevention Support & Engagement Officer     Help us keep Sussex safe Seen something suspicious or have information about a crime or incident? Please contact us online, email us at 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101. Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org Stay in the know with social media   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.

System Admin Update New Email Layout (System Administrators)

6 days ago
Dear {FIRST_NAME} This is a message on behalf of myself and the team from Neighbourhood Alert. We are the System Administrators of {WEBSITE_LINK} and provide this secure community messaging system on behalf of 25 UK Police forces. We are all incredibly proud of the service we provide and the difference it is making in supporting thousands of Police, Fire & Rescue Service and other public service staff in their mission to keep you safe and reduce crime. This is a special thank you to them and to the fantastic members of Neighbourhood Watch around the country who help to keep our database of over half a million registered members up to date so messages get through to you. Most of all this is a thank you to you for your support by receiving messages, replying, rating your messages and completing so many surveys. Over 200,000 members completed one or more surveys in 2017 and this incredible interaction enables the police, partners and us to understand your concerns, update your priorities and make your messages more relevant and useful.   A new email layout It is not much of a Christmas present, but we do have an exciting update to let you know about. After several months of development, debate and discussion with our many stakeholders, we are about to launch a much-improved email layout. The new layout is, much cleaner, contains far fewer images and will look much better on mobile devices. It will be quicker to download and will include a colour coded image at the top which will immediately show you the general subject and the urgency/priority of the message. The diagram below shows you the main features and layout of the new email “template”. We have been testing this template in a few areas so you may have noticed some emails appearing in this new format. For a more detailed explanation regarding the new layout and general email guidance, please visit our help centre here or to view a more detailed diagram click here. It is important to not trust unsolicited emails and therefore to be confident that these emails are safe, authorised (by you) and from trusted sources. Please note the email address is our usual address and the links (before you click them) are to the correctly spelt and usual locations. If you have any doubt regarding the authenticity of this or any future Alert email, please contact your local Police Force Corporate Communications department or our support desk on 0115 9245517 or support@neighbourhoodalert.co.uk. This new layout will be applied from week commencing 11th December and we will send a survey over the next few weeks to check that you are happy and identify any issues that need resolving. If you have any problems with the new format before then, please report them by emailing feedback@neighbourhoodalert.co.uk. Thank you once again for your on-going support and use of the system. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Safe and Happy New Year Mike Douglas Product Director and National Data Controller Neighbourhood Alert  

System Admin Update New Email Layout (System Administrators)

6 days ago
Dear {FIRST_NAME} This is a message on behalf of myself and the team from Neighbourhood Alert. We are the System Administrators of and provide this secure community messaging system for you on behalf of 25 UK Police forces. We are all incredibly proud of the service we provide and the difference it is making in supporting thousands of Police, Fire & Rescue Service and other public service staff in their mission to keep you safe and reduce crime. This is a special thank you to them and to the fantastic members of Neighbourhood Watch around the country who help to keep our database of over half a million registered members up to date so messages get through to you. Most of all this is a thank you to you for your support by receiving messages, replying, rating your messages and completing so many surveys. Over 200,000 members completed one or more surveys in 2017 and this incredible interaction enables the police, partners and us to understand your concerns, update your priorities and make your messages more relevant and useful.   A new email layout It is not much of a Christmas present, but we do have an exciting update to let you know about. After several months of development, debate and discussion with our many stakeholders, we are about to launch a much-improved email layout. The new layout is, much cleaner, contains far fewer images and will look much better on mobile devices. It will be quicker to download and will include a colour coded image at the top which will immediately show you the general subject and the urgency/priority of the message. The diagram below shows you the main features and layout of the new email “template”. We have been testing this template in a few areas so you may have noticed some emails appearing in this new format. For a more detailed explanation regarding the new layout and general email guidance, please visit our help centre here or to view a more detailed diagram click here. It is important to not trust unsolicited emails and therefore to be confident that these emails are safe, authorised (by you) and from trusted sources. Please note the email address is our usual address and the links (before you click them) are to the correctly spelt and usual locations. If you have any doubt regarding the authenticity of this or any future Alert email, please contact your local Police Force Corporate Communications department or our support desk on 0115 9245517 or support@neighbourhoodalert.co.uk. This new layout will be applied from week commencing 11th December and we will send a survey over the next few weeks to check that you are happy and identify any issues that need resolving. If you have any problems with the new format before then, please report them by emailing feedback@neighbourhoodalert.co.uk. Thank you once again for your on-going support and use of the system. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Safe and Happy New Year Mike Douglas Product Director and National Data Controller Neighbourhood Alert  

Support For Policing In Sussex - a reminder (Neighbourhood Watch)

1 week ago
Will you pay more to support policing in Sussex? This message is being sent by Sussex Neighbourhood Watch to all residents in Sussex. Please forward it to Neighbourhood Watch members, your relatives and friends. This is a reminder that Neighbourhood Watch colleagues, residents, their families and friends can now take part in the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner’s consultation for the 2018/19 Police Precept. This asks residents if they would be prepared to pay more per household to sustain policing in Sussex. The Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, has launched a county-wide consultation to ask the public if they would be prepared to pay more for policing in Sussex. If you have not already done so, can you please spare a few moments to complete a very short survey? The PCC has opened an online survey via her website at www.sussex-pcc.gov.uk/get-involved/public-consultations to seek residents’ views on supporting policing in the county. She explains: “I know that residents support Sussex Police in preparing for threats like terrorism and cybercrime, but I’m also aware that issues closer to home, such as anti-social behaviour, are affecting local people.” “In previous years, the Chief Constable has asked for my help to raise more funds to invest in specific areas of policing, including public protection, community investigation and armed response. Thanks to the money you’ve already contributed through your council tax, Sussex Police has been able to build its capacity and capabilities in these areas, and others, to deliver a more effective and efficient service to the public. Now we need your help to sustain this service.” Last year Mrs Bourne carried out her biggest consultation to date: almost 4,500 people responded with nearly 80% supporting an increase in the police precept part of their council tax bill. She said: “Sussex Police has already saved £76m since 2010, and the Chief Constable’s Local Policing Plan is working towards delivering further savings over the next four years.” “The Chief Constable and I are continuing to work together to drive further reform, and substantial progress has already been made through collaboration with local and regional partners and through investment in mobile technology,” added Mrs Bourne. “I want to help Sussex Police explore and identify all opportunities for investment. That is why I have carried out a review of the amount of money Sussex Police holds in its reserves and released £15m to reduce the impact of reductions in police officer numbers. I’ve done this because I recognise the scale of the impact that these changes are having on the police and the public, and I remain committed to investing in local policing.” “I am also seeking further sources of external funding, including contributions from new building developments that lead to increased demand on local services. I – and other Police & Crime Commissioners – continue to negotiate with the Government for more funding for policing, as well as asking for the removal of the current cap on the police precept.” You can find a link to the online survey, as well as further information, at www.sussex-pcc.gov.uk/get-involved/public-consultations . We know that some people are, understandably, hesitant to click on links sent by E-mail. If you feel uncomfortable about following this link you can also search online for the PCC’s website, where you will find the link to the survey clearly displayed on the home page, and also there is a short video explaining why the increase is being proposed. Do you support this proposal? Please give your views by taking part in this short survey by 5th January 2018. We would encourage you to forward this message to all your neighbours and friends in Sussex. For more information or to contact the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner please visit www.sussex-pcc.gov.uk . To contact Sussex Neighbourhood Watch please E-mail enquiries@sussexnwfed.org.uk or visit www.sussexnwfed.org.uk.  

Farmers Grant Fraud Alert (Action Fraud (National Fraud Intelligence Bureau))

1 week 1 day ago
Farmers Grant Fraud Alert Payment Diversion Fraud The purpose of this alert is to provide knowledge and prevention advice to farmers in order to protect themselves from falling victim to ‘Payment Diversion Fraud’. CAP (Common Agricultural Policy) payments are expected to be paid to farmers in December 2017. Information on last year’s payments are easily obtained via the government website allowing fraudsters to know when and how much potential targets will receive.     Fraudsters who purport to be a trusted senior colleague or established customer may request that you change their direct debit, standing order or amend a bank transfer so that the payment can be diverted to a bank account which is in control of the fraudster. Fraudsters will often make the request under the pretence of a highly sensitive or urgent transaction.   Contact is made via phone, letter but most commonly via email (personal or work address) used by the organisation or employee (which has either been spoofed or hacked). The fraudster then provides bank account details into which the monies should be paid.   PROTECTION AND PREVENTION ADVICE:  Ensure all staff, not just finance teams are aware of this fraud.  Always verify email payment changes to financial agreements with the organisation directly using established contact details you have on file. If called ask the caller to give you a main switchboard number for you to be routed back to them. Alternatively, hang up and call them back using established contact details you have on file.  Have a system in place which allows staff to properly verify contact from their CEO or senior members of staff; for example having two points of contact so that the staff can check that the instruction which they have received from their CEO is legitimate. Always review requests to change ‘one off’ payment requests. Check for inconsistencies or grammatical errors, such as a misspelt company name or a slightly different email address. Ensure computer systems are secure and that antivirus software is up to date.

Community Speedwatch wins the The Lord Ferrers Award for Technical Innovation (Neighbourhood Watch)

1 week 1 day ago
This message is being sent by Sussex Neighbourhood Watch to all residents in Sussex. Please pass it on to your friends and contacts. Neighbourhood Watch is delighted that Community Speedwatch Online Sussex (CSW) has been announced as the first Technical Innovation Award winner of The Lord Ferrers Award. The Lord Ferrers Awards recognise outstanding contributions to volunteering in policing. Awarded annually, the Lord Ferrers Awards are open to a wide range of policing volunteers across nine individual and team categories. From 2017 there is a new award for Technical Innovation, to recognise those volunteers who have used technology creatively.   The Sussex policing area has one of the highest rates of road deaths in the country. CSW Online have developed and introduced an internet-based application and web-platform to manage all aspects of Community Speedwatch activity. CSW Online today manages almost 2,500 trained volunteers spanning several counties. The system has improved the accuracy of recording speeding drivers, and brought consistency and clarity to the process. It has generated over 20,000 educational letters in Sussex alone in the last year, and helped raise the profile and effectiveness of Community Speedwatch as a way of local residents supporting the police to tackle this important issue.   Many Neighbourhood Watch members in Sussex are active supporters of the CSW initiative.   Jan Jung, Chief Executive of CSW, said: “Initiating the development process and leading our team during the past five years has been an engaging experience. It became clear from the start that our approach and ideas were innovative. Working alongside established Police procedures, rules and perceptions was at times challenging, however the team’s tenacity and commitment won over hearts and minds of visionary senior Police officers within Sussex and Surrey Police.”   He added: “CSW has come a long way in organising, regulating, promoting and most importantly supporting local Community Speedwatch schemes under one banner. We believe that our key to successfully involving volunteers and communities in addressing low-level crimes like speeding must come through nationwide co-ordination and combined effort.”   “It is from this reasoned approach that our team worked tirelessly to expand and refine bespoke software. It is a great honour to have won the prestigious The Lord Ferrers Award. There is much more to be achieved by bringing together volunteers across the UK, and we are confident that with this recognition and acknowledgement our concept of maximising volunteers’ investment will be received with greater appreciation as we progress throughout the UK. ”   “Our sincere thanks to everyone who has contributed to our success, not least to Supt. Chris Moon who nominated us for this prestigious Award. We look forward to continued growth through the UK.”   Community Speedwatch Online is a group of volunteers with a strong sense of public duty and excellent technological skills. They approached Sussex Police around five years ago, offering to develop a technological solution to modernise CSW and co-ordinate groups on behalf of the Police. They have developed and introduced an Internet-based application/web-platform to manage all aspects of Community Speedwatch activity. From an online calendar to schedule a local group's roadside sessions, the team developed a system which allows direct roadside tablet entry into back office police systems, provides performance information for police and for volunteers, and facilitates the auto-generation of educational/warning letters to errant drivers.   The CSW Online system manages and automates a wide range of bespoke functions for registered groups. These ensure that consistently high standards and principles are applied to volunteer/group registration, initial online training, site requests, safety assessment and approval procedures, equipment maintenance and booking, session scheduling, data accuracy training, semi-automatic roadside data acquisition and easy transfer to PNC keeper data acquisition, and multiple offence alerting, to enable escalation, making education and - when necessary – enforcement, considerably more efficient and more effective.   For more information about Community Speedwatch please visit www.communityspeedwatch.co.uk. To contact Sussex Neighbourhood Watch please E-mail enquiries@sussexnwfed.org.uk or visit www.sussexnwfed.org.uk.   

Farm Watch Bulletin 07 November 2017 (Sussex Police)

1 week 1 day ago
Thursday, 07 December 2017 Farm Watch Coordinator's Update   There were twenty reports of animals loose on the highway this week; this was made up entirely by horses. One of the animals was hit by a car but following a check by the vet was given the all clear. I ask horse owners in particular this week to take extra care in ensuring that your animals are kept secure. Continue to check roadside hedges and fences daily, including those where a railway line passes by. Small hand tools seem to be at the top of the list of items stolen this week. Please remember to make a note of the serial numbers as well as the make and model of any power tools. This will give police a better chance of reuniting them with you if they are recovered. There has also been a rise in the number of reports of thefts of mules or farm buggies as they are often called. If you do have one, keep it hemmed in and disable it overnight. Lastly, I would like to thank the many of you who congratulated me on my recent police commendation for my work in running Farm Watch. Kindest regards Phillip   Crime and incident update   Monday 28 November 2017 to Sunday 03 December 2017 Area Ref Date Details Adur & Worthing     Nothing reported Arun 0230 29/11/2017 A farm in Yapton Road, Climping, Littlehampton, was entered by cutting the lock to the front gate. The intruders then entered the yard, disabled the security system and broke the lock off a steel container. Many items were stolen including a white Ford Transit pickup truck with a registration number like MK1!!JZ, a 1.5 tonne digger, an Ifor Williams trailer, 2 x Stihl disc cutters serial numbers 180435209 & 180759902, 2 x hydraulic breakers and a wacker plate. Brighton & Hove     Nothing reported. Chichester 0375 29/11/2017 Land in Vinnetrow Road, Chichester, was entered, and an outbuilding was broken into by opening the lock. 2 x Stihl petrol leaf blowers and a set of ear muffs were stolen. 1159 30/11/2017 Sheep kept in a field in East Harting, Petersfield, have been the victim of a dog attack. Two sheep were severely attacked and a third is missing completely. Crawley     Nothing reported Eastbourne     Nothing reported Gatwick     Nothing reported Hastings     Nothing reported Horsham 0048 01/11/2017 West Sussex Fire & Rescue attended a barn fire with four appliances on a farm in Deer Park, Henfield. Hay bales were destroyed along with a BMW that was stored in the building. Lewes 0734 04/12/2017 A barn off Sharpsbridge Lane, Newick, was broken into and a Kawasaki Mule was stolen. Mid Sussex 0059 29/11/2017 Intruders were caught on CCTV in a farm yard in Copthorne Road, Crawley. Nothing is reported stolen. 0393 30/11/2017 A 12’ Rappa Super Yard trailer, serial number 491, that had sheep handling equipment on it, has been stolen from a locked field in Brighton Road, Hassocks. 0662 03/12/2017 Heritage The Church of St John the Baptists in Underhill Lane, Hassocks, has been entered and the keyboard has been removed and stolen from the organ. The church is normally open to the public during daylight hours. The organ was last used on Sunday, 26 November and the theft was only discovered today when the organist went to play it. The organ is very old and it is likely to cost thousands of pounds to replace. Rother 0112 28/11/2017 A land owner from Kings Hill, Etchingham, spotted an intruder trying to break into an outbuilding. The intruder made off in a silver T registered Saab convertible. 0423 28/11/2017 Farm buildings in Witherenden Hill, Etchingham, were broken into overnight and a small quantity of electric fence posts were stolen. 0343 01/12/2017 A unit on a farm in Bodium was broken into overnight. The intruders moved a stainless-steel washing machine then forced open a till and stole an unknown sum of cash. 0758 01/12/2017 Two grain stores on farm land in Ewhurst Green, Robertsbridge, were broken into overnight along with a house that is under construction. A large quantity of tools was stolen. 0780 01/12/2017 A farm in Battle Road, Robertsbridge, was broken into and a chainsaw and a leaf blower were stolen 0384 03/12/2017 An outbuilding to a property in Robertsbridge was broken into overnight and a red Alko sit-on lawnmower was stolen. 0422 03/12/2017 A barn on a farm in Church Street, Ticehurst, was broken into and all the horse tack was stolen. This included five saddles and stirrups, one was a brown Stubben, bridles & numnahs.  A green Ifor Williams HB505 horse trailer, serial number 257643 was also stolen. 1013 04/11/2017 A yard in Wardbrook Road, Ticehurst, was entered. Nothing was stolen. Wealden 0312 28/11/2017 A farm in Street End Lane, Broad Oak, Heathfield, was entered by a vehicle smashing through the gate that then went across two fields. An attempt was made to gain entry to an outbuilding. Nothing was stolen. 0316 29/11/2017 East Sussex Fire & Rescue attended a farm fire in Framfield, Uckfield 0597 29/11/2017 A farm in Buckhurst Lane, Wadhurst, had a quad bike stolen, make and model unknown at this time.   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 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   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.

Christmas Crime Prevention Advice (Sussex Police)

1 week 2 days ago
Wednesday 6th December 2017 Are you shopping online?. If something seems too much of a bargain it could well be of poor quality, not as described or even non-existent. Please purchase from reputable retailers and authentic websites. Where possible pay using a credit card, as this can give you valuable legal protection. Make sure the website is secure before you enter your personal/payment details - look for the padlock icon in the browser, and ensure that the web address starts with https. Consider where your purchases will be delivered to - please don't ask for parcels to be left on doorsteps, in porches or behind bins. Remember financial institutions will never ask for your online banking details by e-mail or telephone, nor ask you to divulge your pin. Wishing you happy and safe Christmas shopping.      Help us keep Sussex safe Seen something suspicious or have information about a crime or incident? Please contact us online, email us at 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101. Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org Stay in the know with social media   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 30 November 2017 (Sussex Police)

2 weeks 1 day ago
Thursday, 30 November 2017 Farm Watch Coordinator's Update There were eleven reported cases of animals loose on the highway this week. This was made up of one sheep and ten horses. Sadly, one was hit by a car and because of the injuries it had to be humanely destroyed. Please carry on checking your roadside hedges and fences daily, this includes those where a railway lines passes by.  Do you ride a horse? Do you ride a bicycle? Do you enjoy walking? If so, please keep an eye out for any unusual or suspicious behaviour while out and about. If appropriate and safe to do so, take a photo and share it with police, or simply make a mental note.  Still, the largest crime type is the theft of power tools, chainsaws, hedge cutters, leaf blowers and strimmers. These items are easy to move on so please make a note of the serial numbers, make and model of every piece of equipment that you own as without them you are unlikely to get them back. Kindest regards  Phillip   Crime and incident update   Monday 21 November 2017 to Sunday 27 November 2017 Area Ref Date Details Adur & Worthing     Nothing reported Arun 0552 21/11/2017 The tool shed to a farm on Courtwick Lane, Littlehampton, has bee broken into and a quantity of tools were stolen. These included four generators, two mobile breaker packs complete with guns, one street light and three pumps. A large van would have been required to transport the stolen equipment. Brighton & Hove 1312 20/11/2017 Heritage A very large quantity of lead has been stolen from the roof of St Andrews Church Hall, Hillside Road, Brighton. In fact, a complete side has been stolen. The replacement cost is likely to run into several thousands of pounds. Chichester 0584 21/11/2017 A store shed on a farm in West Dean, Chichester, was broken into. Fortunately, nothing was stolen. 0564 24/11/2017 Heritage The headstone to a grave in St Peters Church, Westhampnett graveyard, has been stolen. The stone dates back to 1902. Some lettering to an adjoining gravestone was also stolen. 0657 24/11/2017 A 200 metre drum of cable, bearing an identification number of NSGAFOU 1.8/3Kv, has been stolen from Westhampnett Lake, Solar Farm. 0595 26/11/2017 A stable yard in Itchenor Road, Chichester, has been broken into and a Kawasaki strimmer was stolen. 0876 26/11/2017 An outbuilding to a farm in Rogate was broken into on 23 November and a strimmer was stolen. The intruders moved a generator but left it behind. The owner moved it to other premises as he suspected they would return for it. So, the next evening/night he was broken into again, but nothing was stolen as the generator was not on the premises. Crawley     Nothing reported Eastbourne     Nothing reported Gatwick     Nothing reported Hastings     Nothing reported Horsham 0895 23/11/2017 A farm in Smithers Hill Lane, Shipley, has had 1100 litres of fuel stolen from a tanker. 0467 25/11/2017 A farm in Grouse Road, Colgate, has been entered and a Polaris Ranger XP900 (farm bubby) VIN: 4XARTA87FT124042, engine number: 0120497416242, in sage green and a Logic MFT120 B18 (industrial mower), serial number: 52122, engine: Vanguard 18HP, in red were stolen. Lewes 0107 22/11/2017 West Sussex Fire & Rescue attended a garage and adjoining farm house fire in Streat Hill, Hassocks, with nine appliances plus water carriers. Sadly, about 50% of the property was destroyed, luckily there were no reports of casualties. 1249 23/11/2017 A farmhouse in Spitalhurst Road, Barcombe, was entered during the day. Someone had made a search of the premises but it appears that nothing was stolen. 0398 24/11/2017 A farmer in Brighton Road, Lewes, found one of his sheep up against a fence with injuries consistent with a dog attack, the sheep had to be put down. 0634 26/11/2017 East Sussex Fire & Rescuw attended a barn fire in Bush Road, Newhaven. Ignition is described as deliberate. Children were seen running away from the scene. Enquiries are ongoing. 0976 26/11/2017 There have been two recent break at a stable yard in Ridge Road, Falmer. On the first occasion a saddle and what is described as tack was stolen, then three days later two horse rugs were taken. Mid Sussex     Nothing reported Rother 1074 20/11/2017 Farm Buildings on land off the B2096 at Dallington have been broken into by cutting through the padlock. Nothing was stolen. 1218 20/11/2017 A farm in Ninfield Road, Sidley, and an outbuilding was broken into by forcing the door. Several items were stolen, these included a Husqvarna 576 XP chainsaw, two Stihl chainsaws 181 C, one chainsaw, a chainsaw logging device, a Stihl pole saw and a Stihl hedge cutter. 0640 25/11/2017 Premises in Fourteen Acre Lane, Three Oaks, were entered. The intruders got into a caravan that is used for storage, an untidy search was made but nothing was stolen. An unsuccessful attempt was made to gain entry to an outbuilding. 1228 26/11/2017 A quantity of second hand truck and tractor batteries have been stolen from a farm in Dallington. Wealden 1218 23/11/2017 Between 2:30pm and 3:30pm on Thursday, 23 November, there was a break to a garage in Waldron Road, Horam. A child’s sized blue and white Yamaha motocross bike was taken. Other items stolen include a Stihl hedge cutter with strimmer head, Husqvarna chainsaw, Dewalt router and laser levelling equipment. 0758 26/11/2017 An unsuccessful attempt was made to cut the chain to a farm entrance in Wannock Road, Hailsham.   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 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   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.

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

3 weeks ago
How To Shop Online Safely Check the web address Always check you’re on the correct website. Criminals can set up fake websites that have a similar design and web address to the genuine site.    Is it a secure connection? Web pages you enter personal or financial details into should display a locked padlock sign and have a web address that starts with https. This means your connection to the website is secure.   Phishing Don't click on links or attachments within unsolicited emails. The number of online shopping related phishing emails increases significantly during the holiday period.   Bank transfers 65% of Action Fraud reports during the 2016 Christmas period were linked to online auction sites. Don’t pay for goods or services by bank transfer unless you know and trust the person. Payments via bank transfer offer you no protection if you become a victim of fraud.

Support for policing in Sussex - correction of closing date (Neighbourhood Watch)

3 weeks ago
Yesterday we sent you this message but there was a typographical error in the closing date of the survey. The correct closing date is 5th January 2018. We apologise for any confusion caused. Will you pay more to support policing in Sussex? This message is being sent by Sussex Neighbourhood Watch to all residents in Sussex. Please forward it to Neighbourhood Watch members, your friends and relatives.   Neighbourhood Watch colleagues, residents, their families and friends can now take part in the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner’s consultation for the 2018/19 Police Precept. This proposes to increase the police element of council tax to sustain policing in Sussex. The Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, has launched a county-wide consultation to ask the public if they would be prepared to pay more for policing in Sussex. Can you please spare a few moments to complete a very short survey?   The PCC has opened an online survey via her website to seek residents’ views on supporting policing in the county. She explains: “I know that residents support Sussex Police in preparing for threats like terrorism and cybercrime, but I’m also aware that issues closer to home, such as anti-social behaviour, are affecting local people.”   “In previous years, the Chief Constable has asked for my help to raise more funds to invest in specific areas of policing, including public protection, community investigation and armed response. Thanks to the money you’ve already contributed through your council tax, Sussex Police has been able to build its capacity and capabilities in these areas, and others, to deliver a more effective and efficient service to the public. Now we need your help to sustain this service.”   Last year Mrs Bourne carried out her biggest consultation to date: almost 4,500 people responded with nearly 80% supporting an increase in the police precept part of their council tax bill.   Sussex Police has already saved £76m since 2010, and the Chief Constable’s Local Policing Plan is working towards delivering further savings over the next four years.   “The Chief Constable and I are continuing to work together to drive further reform, and substantial progress has already been made through collaboration with local and regional partners and through investment in mobile technology,” added Mrs Bourne.   “I want to help Sussex Police explore and identify all opportunities for investment. That is why I have carried out a review of the amount of money Sussex Police holds in its reserves and released £15m to reduce the impact of reductions in police officer numbers. I’ve done this because I recognise the scale of the impact that these changes are having on the police and the public, and I remain committed to investing in local policing."   “I am also seeking further sources of external funding, including contributions from new building developments that lead to increased demand on local services. I – and other Police & Crime Commissioners – continue to negotiate with the Government for more funding for policing, as well as asking for the removal of the current cap on the police precept.”   You can find a link to the online survey, as well as further information, at www.sussex-pcc.gov.uk/get-involved/public-consultations . We know that some people are, understandably, hesitant to click on links sent by E-mail. If you feel uncomfortable about following this link you can also search online for the PCC’s website, where you will find the link to the survey clearly displayed on the home page, and also there is a short video explaining why the increase is being proposed. Do you support this proposal? Please give your views by taking part in this short survey by 5th January 2018. We would encourage you to forward this message to all your neighbours and friends in Sussex.   For more information or to contact the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner please visit www.sussex-pcc.gov.uk. To contact Sussex Neighbourhood Watch please E-mail enquiries@sussexnwfed.org.uk or visit www.sussexnwfed.org.uk.   

Farm Watch Bulletin 23 November 2017 (Sussex Police)

3 weeks 1 day ago
Thursday, 23 November 2017 Farm Watch Coordinator's Update The number of animals reported as loose on the highway this week is 20. This as made up by 11 sheep and 9 cows. Please carry on checking your roadside hedges and fences daily, including those where a railway lines passes by.  Crime trends this week look to thefts from work vehicles and workshops/outbuildings from which lawn mowers, chain saws, hedge cutters, leaf blower and electric drill shave been taken. When many of these types of items are stolen it is not uncommon for the owners to not know the serial numbers. I would encourage all of you to take note of the serial numbers on your tools and equipment, this allows the police to identify you as the owner if items are recovered.  If you have a works vehicle always ensure it is emptied of equipment and tools overnight or park it so it is backed up against a wall making it difficult to gain entry. Kindest regards  Phillip Crime and incident update   Monday 13 October 2017 to Sunday 19 October 2017 Area Ref Date Details Adur & Worthing     Nothing reported Arun 0609 16/11/2017 A farm in Pagham Road, Bognor Regis, was entered overnight and many parts were removed and stolen from a New Holland tractor. Brighton & Hove     Nothing reported Chichester 0870 13/11/2017 A car parked on a farm in Appledram Lane, South Chichester, was broken into by smashing a window. A lady’s handbag, that the owner thought was out off sight by being tucked under the rear seat, was stolen. 1247 13/11/2017 A Bailey Unicorn Cordoba, twin axled caravan, Vin SGBTCC8BYFUN00367, has been stolen from a farm in Church Lane, Chichester. The owner has been away and has only just discovered that it is missing from storage. The owner has found out that there was a reported break in on 23/24 October. 1231 16/11/2017 Heritage Grounds surrounding Tangmere Military Aviation Museum were entered by persons unknown and a fire was started in a metal dustbin using paper and pieces of wood broken off a bench. The bin was situated between a storage container and the carpentry workshop. What is worrying is that this is situated quite close to the wooden buildings. Empty cans of beer were found close by. 0766 17/11/2017 West Sussex Fire & Rescue attended a suspect fire at premises in South Harting with thee appliances. Crawley     Nothing reported Eastbourne     Nothing reported Gatwick     Nothing reported Hastings     Nothing reported Horsham 0217 15/11/2017 A farm barn in Park Lane, Ashington, has been entered by forcing the lock. A quantity of electric powered tools were stolen. 0376 16/11/2017 A barn on a farm in Spithandle Lane, Wiston, has been entered and various items have been stolen. These included an electric welder, an angle grinder, a socket set, three electric fence units, a chainsaw and a pair of chainsaw trousers. Lewes 0885 16/11/2017 A farm in East Grinstead Road, North Chailey, was entered and an orange coloured Jenson woodchipper 530T, serial number 5506021976, was taken from a barn. 0326 19/11/2017 Heritage Intruders smashed a stained-glass window to St Pancras Church, Irelands Lane, Lewes. They then pealed back the lead and stole a rucksack that was in the lost property section. The repair cost is going to be very high. Mid Sussex 1426 14/11/2017 West Sussex Fire & Rescue were called to a trailer fire in Church Road, Crawley. The cause is described as deliberate ignition. 0655 15/11/2017 A trailer was stolen from a field in Colwell Lane, Haywards Heath. Sussex Police recovered it half a mile from the farm. Rother 0178 12/11/2017 Land in Shrub Lane, Burwash, was entered by forcing the gates. The intruders then broke into a shipping container by breaking the padlock with a pickaxe and a hammer. Most of the tools inside were stolen, they were valued at between £30,000 -£50,000. 0365 13/11/2017 An electric fencing unit together with its battery, valued at £260, has been stolen from a farm in Pett Road, Pett. 0866 13/11/2017 Intruders drove three quarters of mile down a track, entered a poly tunnel and stole two lawn mowers, a strimmer, a hedge cutter and a leaf blower. 1246 19/11/2017 A Trident trailer 4’ x 6’ was stolen from premises in Hoss Lane, Beckley. A neighbour chased it into Kent, but it turned up a lane and went out of sight. Wealden 1412 14/11/2017 East Sussex Fire & Rescue attended a garage fire on a farm in Bodle Street Green. 0246 15/11/2017 Last week I reported that a lady who keeps sheep in Magreed Lane, Heathfield had a dog attack her sheep. This week I am sad to say there has been another attack in which one sheep died.. 0003 17/11/2017 East Sussex Fire & Rescue attended a timber framed farmhouse fire in Plawhatch Lane, Forest Row, with four units. 0062 17/11/2017 A farm in Hempstead Lane, Uckfield, keeps having to replace sections of fencing due to intruders cutting their way through it.   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 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   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.

Support for policing in Sussex (Neighbourhood Watch)

3 weeks 1 day ago
Will you pay more to support policing in Sussex? This message is being sent by Sussex Neighbourhood Watch to all residents in Sussex. Please forward it to Neighbourhood Watch members, your friends and relatives.   Neighbourhood Watch colleagues, residents, their families and friends can now take part in the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner’s consultation for the 2018/19 Police Precept. This proposes to increase the police element of council tax to sustain policing in Sussex. The Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, has launched a county-wide consultation to ask the public if they would be prepared to pay more for policing in Sussex. Can you please spare a few moments to complete a very short survey?   The PCC has opened an online survey via her website to seek residents’ views on supporting policing in the county. She explains: “I know that residents support Sussex Police in preparing for threats like terrorism and cybercrime, but I’m also aware that issues closer to home, such as anti-social behaviour, are affecting local people.”   “In previous years, the Chief Constable has asked for my help to raise more funds to invest in specific areas of policing, including public protection, community investigation and armed response. Thanks to the money you’ve already contributed through your council tax, Sussex Police has been able to build its capacity and capabilities in these areas, and others, to deliver a more effective and efficient service to the public. Now we need your help to sustain this service.”   Last year Mrs Bourne carried out her biggest consultation to date: almost 4,500 people responded with nearly 80% supporting an increase in the police precept part of their council tax bill.   Sussex Police has already saved £76m since 2010, and the Chief Constable’s Local Policing Plan is working towards delivering further savings over the next four years.   “The Chief Constable and I are continuing to work together to drive further reform, and substantial progress has already been made through collaboration with local and regional partners and through investment in mobile technology,” added Mrs Bourne.   “I want to help Sussex Police explore and identify all opportunities for investment. That is why I have carried out a review of the amount of money Sussex Police holds in its reserves and released £15m to reduce the impact of reductions in police officer numbers. I’ve done this because I recognise the scale of the impact that these changes are having on the police and the public, and I remain committed to investing in local policing.   “I am also seeking further sources of external funding, including contributions from new building developments that lead to increased demand on local services. I – and other Police & Crime Commissioners – continue to negotiate with the Government for more funding for policing, as well as asking for the removal of the current cap on the police precept.”   You can find a link to the online survey, as well as further information, at www.sussex-pcc.gov.uk/get-involved/public-consultations . We know that some people are, understandably, hesitant to click on links sent by E-mail. If you feel uncomfortable about following this link you can also search online for the PCC’s website, where you will find the link to the survey clearly displayed on the home page, and also there is a short video explaining why the increase is being proposed. Do you support this proposal? Please give your views by taking part in this short survey by 5th January 2017. We would encourage you to forward this message to all your neighbours and friends in Sussex.   For more information or to contact the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner please visit www.sussex-pcc.gov.uk . To contact Sussex Neighbourhood Watch please E-mail enquiries@sussexnwfed.org.uk or visit www.sussexnwfed.org.uk .   

Theft and Criminal Damage - Broadfield Crawley (Angling Trust)

3 weeks 2 days ago
The West Sussex and Surrey Angling Acadamy Charity , that operates out of Kingfisher Lake in Broadfield Crawley has suffered a theft and criminal damage offence over the weekend of the 18th and 19th November 2017.   Between 7pm Saturday evening and 7am Sunday morning the safety  life rings were stolen and the housings were damaged at the lake .   This took place at Kingfisher Lake, Broadfield Park, Crawley. West Sussex. The life ring housings and life rings were installed 6 weeks ago by students on one of the angling courses. They were installed as part of the charities 5 year programme to improve the facility for anglers and the general public.   The charity  now have to find £1750 to replace the stolen and damaged items.   If you know who did this or can help in anyway please contact Sussex Police via the 101 number  , and quote CAD 0417 of the 19th November and crime number 47170168493. Thanks

Car Key Burglaries Continue (Sussex Police)

3 weeks 3 days ago
21/11/2017 There continues to be a car key burglary series across Hastings & Rother. Most of the premises targeted have been detached or semi-detached houses with entry via insecure front doors. However, there have also been offences where offenders have reached through a letterbox and hooked keys/handles to gain entry. All the offences have occurred during the early hours and when suspects have been seen there has been more than one. Most of the vehicles stolen have been recovered and there have been three arrests in connection with these crimes. We would urge everyone to continue to be vigilant..   Help us keep Sussex safe Seen something suspicious or have information about a crime or incident? Please contact us online, email us at 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101. Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org Stay in the know with social media   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 16 November 2017 (Sussex Police)

4 weeks 1 day ago
Thursday, 16 November 2017 Farm Watch Coordinator's Update The total number of animals reported as loose on the highway this week is 11. This was made up of 10 horses and one sheep. Please carry on checking your roadside hedges and fences daily, this includes those where a railway lines passes by. Police in Hastings and Rother are working with partner agencies to tackle the theft of fish from private waters across the district. Recently reported incidents have pointed to fishing lakes being targeted by poachers who, it is claimed, are also mistreating fish once landed. Local Heritage and Wildlife Crime Officer Daryl Holter said the issue was also of concern to the Environment Agency and The Angling Trust, and both organisations were supporting steps to deter and detect offences. The National Wildlife Crime Unit and the RSPCA are similarly involved. PCSO Holter said: "We are working together to combat angling related crimes, to raise the profile of lawful fishing and to support the angling community in general. We will be carrying out regular patrols and looking at enforcement, education and prevention as appropriate." Further information concerning rules around fishing can be found here and also at The Angling Trust here.  Van breaks We’ve had a large number of tools stolen from work vans over the past few weeks and are again encouraging owners to remove their tools overnight, where possible. Always make sure the vehicle is locked and secured, even when working close by. The majority of this type of crime is opportunistic, and occurs because tools have been left on view or the vehicle left insecure. It only takes 10 seconds for your valuable items to be stolen. Consider parking works vehicles with the rear doors positioned tightly up against a building, wall or fence, and in a well-lit area. If parking your vehicle at home, it’s worth considering installing security lighting or even a CCTV system. For further advice on vehicle crimes, or other crime prevention, visit the ‘Advice’ section on the Sussex Police website. Anyone with information concerning offences and those committing them is asked to contact police online or phone 101 with details. If an offence is in progress or believed to be imminent, call 999.  Kindest regards Phillip Crime and incident update   Monday 06 October 2017 to Sunday 12 October 2017 Area Ref Date Details Adur & Worthing     Nothing reported Arun 0160 10/11/2017 Premises in Binsted Lane, Binsted, were broken into by ripping a gate post out of the ground. The intruders then broke into a storage container and stole two Kutota mini tractors. CCTV clearly shows four men ramming the gate post and entering the property. Brighton & Hove     Nothing reported Chichester 0563 05/11/2017 Over the last month 15 large round bales of hay have been stolen from farm premises in the Petworth area. 1250 07/11/2017 We have reports that a badger sett in the Bignor area of Pulborough has been interfered with. 0937 08/11/2017 A retired farmer reports seeing two men walking along a Bridle Path in East Wittering carrying shot guns. He suspects that they were attempting to shoot rabbits 0629 09/11/2017 A farm in Pipers Lane, Northchapel, has been entered and 15 batteries were stolen. Crawley     Nothing reported Eastbourne 0405 08/11/2017 Heritage Intruders have removed and stolen a quantity of lead from the roof of St. Mary’s Church, Decoy Drive, Eastbourne. As a result, water has ingressed the church causing further damage. Gatwick     Nothing reported Hastings     Nothing reported Horsham 0593 08/11/2017 CCTV captured a group of men with dogs illegally hunting on land in Gay Street, Pulborough. Lewes 0111 09/11/2017 Three sheep in a field in Ranscombe Lane, Lewes, have been attacked been by a dog. One lamb had bite marks to its face the other two were found dead. Mid Sussex 0659 08/11/2017 Two sheds to the rear of a farm cottage in Sharpthorne were broken into, a leaf blower was stolen. The rear window to a works van was smashed but nothing was stolen as the van was empty. Rother 1022 06/11/2017 A 4x4 vehicle has been spotted on land in Ewehurst Green with its headlights full on. A man in his mid-50s, dressed in a camoflage jacket was seen crouched down in the hedge. This same vehicle and man have been seen before in the area. 0513 07/11/2017 Dogs have attacked and killed at least one sheep on land in Powder Mill Lane, Battle. 0272 10/11/2017 Six sheds on a farm in Ticehurst have been broken into, it is not believed that anything has been taken. 0553 11/11/2017 The workshop to a farm in Farm Lane, Camber, was broken into and various items were stolen. These included a Stihl hedge cutter, a Stihl chainsaw and a Makita power drill.   0973 11/11/2017 A farm in Vicarage Lane, Burwash Common, has been entered and an air conditioner was forcefully removed and stolen. Wealden 0884 06/11/2017 East Sussex Fire & Rescue attended a fire at a remote farm house in Lake Street, Mayfield, with eight appliances. 0645 07/11/2017 A Vauxhall Combo van has been stolen from farm premises in Fletching. The owner had left the keys in the unattended vehicle. 0975 07/11/2017 A workshop in Trolliloes Lane, Cowbeech, has been forcefully entered and a blue Fiat Cinquecento car, reg T19! !DY was stolen. This vehicle had been crushed by a fallen tree. 0936 08/11/2017 A Transit van was driven onto a farm in Burwash Road, Broad Oak, Heathfield. It drove round the farm and then left. The owner later discovered that several old batteries had been stolen. 0976 08/11/2017 A lady who keeps sheep in Magreed Lane, Heathfield, has had one of them attacked by a dog. Fortunately the sheep was saved after receiving medical attention. 0405 09/11/2017 Between 4pm on Wednesday, 8 November and 8am on Thursday, 9 November, a silver Ifor Williams HB 511 double horse trailer was stolen from Hackhurst Lane in Lower Dicker. The Data Tag number is SCKD00000F121507. 0648 12/11/2017 A farm in Wadhurst Road, Mark Cross, was entered overnight and the battery was ripped out of a camper van parked there. In the process severe damage was caused to the electrics.   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.waters@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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