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Sussex Farm Watch Bulletin (Sussex Police)

4 days 19 hours 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. 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National Neighbourhood Watch Week 2017 (Neighbourhood & Home Watch Network)

1 week 2 days 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)

1 week 4 days 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)

1 week 6 days 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 weeks 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.  

Sussex Farm Watch Bulletin (Sussex Police)

2 weeks 4 days ago
Thursday, 8 June 2017 Farm Watch Coordinator's Update The number of animals reported loose on the highways of East and West Sussex this week is down to one cow and one horse, as thankfully our message is getting out. Please keep checking your roadside hedges, fences and gates daily.   Rather than bore you rigid with separate reports, I will cover this with one message. This week there have been 18 reports from across both East and West Sussex, mainly of children and youths riding off road motorcycles in farmers’ fields without permission and damaging crops as well as scaring livestock. We frequently are told by land owners that they put chains with good quality padlocks on field entrance gates, only to find that they have been cut. If you suffer such occurrences, consider placing a trail camera near the entrance to capture good evidence. If you are going to buy one, please ensure that it records both the date and time on the pictures, without this the evidence will not hold up in court. These cameras are available from the usual online suppliers.   As usual right across Sussex there are reports of suspicious people entering farms and when approached they either drive off rapidly or come out with the old chestnut of “I am looking for scrap metal”. Please carry on reporting these incidents with as much detail as possible: vehicle, make, model, colour, registration number as well as the time and location of the incident. This detail is of great help in placing people in places at given times as it could well be the answer to a crime nearby.   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 29th May 2017 to Sunday 4th June 2017 Area Ref Date Details Adur & Worthing     Nothing reported Arun     Nothing reported Brighton & Hove     Nothing reported Chichester 0757 29/05/2017 A farmhouse in Birdham Lane, Chichester, had an upstairs widow smashed overnight but no entry was gained. At the same time, some roof tiles went missing. 0911 03/06/2017 An Outwell picnic table, a Gelert dual camping stove and regulator, a Gelert kitchen cupboard unit together with food items have been stolen from a farm in New House Lane, East Dean, Chichester. Crawley     Nothing reported Eastbourne 0894 02/06/2017 ESFRS attended a tractor fire on Warren Hill Eastbourne. Gatwick     Nothing reported Hastings     Nothing reported Horsham 0454 31/05/2017 CCTV footage captured two people get out of a van, cut through the fence then back up to a fuel tank. Nothing was stolen. Enquiries are ongoing.  1333 01/06/2017 A farm in Charlwood Road, Ifield, was entered and the rear number plate was stolen from a motorcycle parked there. Lewes     Nothing reported Mid Sussex 1001 31/05/2017 A dog walker was exercising their two Alsatians on a public footpath in Horsted Lane, East Grinstead. One of the dogs was loose and chased after a sheep separating it from its young. Fortunately, no ill came of it, but the owner didn’t seem overly bothered. Rother     Nothing reported Wealden 0308 29/05/2017 A farm in Hadlow Down Road, Crowborough, has been broken into for the third time recently by cutting the chain to the main gate. The sliding door to the barn has been broken and damage has been caused to the main electricity box. Nothing appears to have been stolen. 0711 01/06/2017 A farm in Lower Dicker has been entered, nothing appears to have been stolen but clear fingerprints were left at the premises. Enquiries are ongoing.    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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Wedding Services Fraud (Action Fraud (National Fraud Intelligence Bureau))

3 weeks ago
With the upcoming “Wedding Season”, and for those individuals who are considering making plans for next year and beyond, you should be aware of the potential risks of fraud involved.    According to ‘bridesmagazine.co.uk’, in 2017 the average wedding cost spend is approximately £30,111.  This will be paid out to multiple vendors, including; photographers, caterers, reception venues and travel companies, to name a few.  Many of these services will require booking at least several months in advance and you may be obliged to pay a deposit or even the full balance at the time.    Being aware of the potential risks and following the below prevention advice could minimise the likelihood of fraud: Paying by Credit Card will provide you with protection under Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act, for purchases above £100 and below £30,000. This means that even if a Company goes into liquidation before your big day, you could claim a refund through your Credit Card Company.   Social Media - Some Companies run their businesses entirely via social media sites, offering low cost services.  Whilst many are genuine, some may not be insured or may even be fraudulent. There are a few things you can do to protect yourself;  Ensure you obtain a physical address and contact details for the vendor and verify this information.  Should you experience any problems, you will then be able to make a complaint to Trading Standards or consider pursuing via the Small Claims Court. Ensure you obtain a contract before paying money for services.  Make certain you fully read and understand what you are signing and note the terms of cancellation.    Consider purchasing Wedding Insurance - Policies vary in cover and can be purchased up to two years in advance.  They can protect you from events that would not be covered under the Consumer Credit Act.   Complete research on each vendor, ensuring you are dealing with a bona fide person or company.  Explore the internet for reviews and ratings and ask the vendor to provide details of past clients you can speak to. You should do this even if using companies recommended by a trustworthy friend or source.      For services such as wedding photographers, beware of websites using fake images. Look for inconsistencies in style; Meet the photographer in person and ask to view sample albums. If you like an image from a wedding, ask to view the photographs taken of the whole event so you can see the overall quality.       Remember, if something appears too good to be true, it probably is!  

Sussex Farm Watch Bulletin (Sussex Police)

3 weeks 4 days ago
Thursday, 01 June 2017 Farm Watch Coordinator's Update Reported loose animals on the highways of East and West Sussex this week: 23 sheep, 7 cows and 1 horse.   Please keep checking your roadside/e hedges, fences and gates daily.   Three Land Rover Defenders have been stolen this week, all different types. The age or condition of the vehicle seem irrelevant. Please if you have a Land Rover try and keep it hidden away and where possible box it in with other vehicles. It is also a good idea to get a tracker fitted.   Power tools are also big on the hit list as they are easy to dispose of. I bet you still have not made a record of the serial numbers of you power tools, if you have, have a pat on the back from Sussex Police.   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 22nd May 2017 to Sunday 28th April 2017 Area Ref Date Details Adur & Worthing   /05/2017 Nothing reported Arun   /05/2017 Nothing reported Brighton & Hove     Nothing reported Chichester 0914 24/05/2017 A field in Coach Road Chichester was broken into by cutting the fence, the intruder/s then broke the lock off a bowser and stole a quantity of red diesel and a diesel pump. 0123 26/05/2017 A green Land Rover 90 Defender was stolen from premises in Rotherbridge Lane, Petworth. The good news is that Sussex Police recovered it. 0211 29/05/2017 A tractor, possibly a Kabuto, has been stolen from premises in Midhurst, it is on a 14 plate. Crawley     Nothing reported Eastbourne     Nothing reported Gatwick     Nothing reported Hastings 0974 28/05/2017 A Gallagher electric fencing energiser and car battery have been stolen from a field in Mill Lane, Ore, Hastings. Horsham 0780 25/05/2017 CCTV footage captured a suspect vehicle enter a farm in Crawley Road, Faygate, then leave four minutes later after dumping a load of rubbish on the driveway. Lewes 1193 29/05/2017 Heritage The church of St Thomas at Cliffe was entered and CCTV footage captured the organ being broken into. At the same time an item was wrenched off one of the pews, this is with Sussex Police at the moment for forensic officers to obtain fingerprints from it.    Mid Sussex 1022 22/05/2017 A farm in West Hoathly Road, East Grinstead, was entered by a Staffordshire Bull Terrier wearing a studded collar, who attacked the land owners’ pigs. These had to be checked over by a vet; two had injuries to their necks and heads. Rother 1652 23/05/2017 Two people riding motorcycles broke into a farm on Buckholt Lane, Sidley, Bexhill on Sea. They were seen shining torches. Wealden 0230 22/05/2017 A workshop on a farm in Sand Hill Lane, Eridge Green, has been broken into and various tools have been stolen. These include a Stihl chainsaw, a Husqvarna chainsaw, a Husqvarna hedge cutter, odd bits plant/machinery and a briefcase sized battery booster. 0300 22/05/2017 A farmhouse in East Street, Mayfield was forcefully entered and various items of office equipment were stolen, these include an Apple Magic keyboard s/n F0T5501089NH19CAX, an Apple display screen s/n CO2N67RMF2GC, an HP Envoy 13 computer D004NA, an Apple pencil for a MacBook Pro s/n FQDSM2M1GWTJ, an Apple iPad, a Magic Mouse s/n CC25366376JGRHQAJ, a Magic Track Pad 2 s/n CC2549304P0GTFQAU, keyboard and track pad holder make Cherrywood, an orange Hugo Boss watch, no s/n. 0989 22/05/2017 On attending his sheep, a farmer from Grovelye Lane, Dallington, found a dead lamb with bite marks consistent with a dog attack. The rest of the flock were very panicked. 1769 22/05/2017 A mid blue Land Rover Defender 110 County Station Wagon was stolen from premises in Millbrook Hill Uckfield, two males were caught on CCTV. 0301 23/05/2017 A farm in Uckfield was entered and an outbuilding was broken into. Nothing appears to have been stolen from it but a vehicle parked there was also broken into. Items stolen from the vehicle include a Titan pneumatic breaker, three electric Makita power tools, a site level camera and a Makita circular saw.   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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Fishing Tackle Theft - Be aware (Angling Trust)

3 weeks 6 days ago
Anglers – please be vigilant. A recent theft of fishing tackle occurred overnight from  a car in  Bognor Regis in West Sussex and included  a Shakespeare tackle bag and chair .The bag contained two TFG classic centre pin reels with line guards fitted and a Drennan Series 7 9-40 feeder reel along with small tackle boxes with various bits of terminal tackle including a lot of deception hooks. If you happen to be offered any of these under suspicious circumstances please report the matter to the Police or use the Crimestoppers line 0800 555 111 .If you are going for an early morning session please resist the temptation to pack your car the night before. You might also want to  consider using a security product such as SmartWater to protect your valuable tackle and equipment and check your insurance to make sure you are covered should the worst happen . 

Important reminder about keeping your contact details up to date (Neighbourhood & Home Watch Network)

4 weeks ago
You are receiving this message because you have asked to receive crime and other key messages from Neighbourhood Watch and/or Sussex Police, and optionally other selected Information Providers such as Action Fraud. We are pleased to bring this free service to you, to help keep Sussex safe.   We would like to remind you that the messages are sent out through a highly secure and independently vetted system known as Neighbourhood Alert or “In The Know”. All messages sent by this system come from address alert@neighbourhoodalert.co.uk. If you allow your cursor to hover over this address at the top of this message you will see this address being shown alongside the displayed address – this confirms that it is genuine. Malicious E-mails will show another address during this test.   Nearly all of the messages are sent by E-mail, but we can only deliver these messages to you if your contact details are up to date. We appreciate that these may change from time to time. In particular we would like to remind you that some E-mail providers may be discontinuing the particular address style that you use. For example we understand that O2, Orange, Wanadoo, Freeserve and FS, amongst others, are already closed down or are shortly closing down. We therefore need you to advise us your new E-mail address in order that we can continue to keep in touch.   How can you update your contact details?   You can do this yourself by logging into your account using the login details that would have been sent to you when you were registered. If you do not have these then please click the “Reply to sender” button at the foot of this message and let me know, or you can E-mail enquiries@sussexnwfed.org.uk. We will then ask the system to re-send you your login details. Please note that nobody, including the system Administrators, can ever see your password. You are welcome to update it as often as you wish.   You can use your login details by clicking the “Login to site” button at the bottom of this message, or by following the guidance on the reminder message.   If you update your details then please can you also ensure that your postal address and phone numbers are also correct and complete? It is most unlikely that we will ever phone you, but if there are any difficulties with your E-mail then we will then be able to sort it out over the phone.   If you prefer, we can update your details for you. Please click the “Reply to sender” button at the foot of this message and send me your updated details, or you can E-mail them to enquiries@sussexnwfed.org.uk.   Whenever your E-mail address is added or changed the system will always issue an E-mail notice to your new address to highlight the change. As part of our security protocols that notice will ask you to click on a link to confirm that this change is correct. Should you not do this then your account will be automatically suspended.   In summary, please check that your contact details that we hold are still up to date.   If you have any concerns about the authenticity of this message then please contact Sussex Neighbourhood Watch directly. You can E-mail enquiries@sussexnwfed.org.uk or visit www.sussexnwfed.org.uk.   Thank you.  

Sussex arrest in counter-terrorism investigation (Sussex Police)

4 weeks ago
Monday, 29 May 2017 Dear {FIRST_NAME} Early on Monday (29 May) officers investigating the attack on the Manchester Arena arrested a 23-year-old man in Shoreham-by-Sea on suspicion of offences contrary to the terrorism act. A scene guard remains in place at the address where the man was arrested. Today’s action is part of an ongoing investigation by Counter Terrorism Policing North West, working together with Sussex Police. This phase of the operation is still in its infancy, so the information we can release is limited. Assistant Chief Constable Steve Barry, of Sussex Police, said: “I understand that this kind of activity can cause concern for people living in nearby communities and would like to thank them for their understanding and patience.  “As a result of today’s operation, Sussex Police is working very closely with community groups, community leaders, partner agencies and individuals to make sure concerns are addressed and that we provide the best possible service to local people.  “Over the coming days and weeks we will be continuing to work with our local communities to address any concerns they may have. We always need the public’s help to defeat terrorism by being extra vigilant and letting us know of any suspicious behaviour or activity.” “Terrorists want to create discord in our communities, but Sussex has a long history of our communities living and working together. “We will continue to work closely with our communities by carrying out patrols over the coming weeks and addressing any concerns they may have. “Public safety is the paramount concern for the police and will continue to be our top priority and we have a duty to act and protect the public. “I'd ask local communities to stay alert, but not alarmed, be extra vigilant and to report any suspicious behaviour to the Anti-Terror hotline on 0800 789321 or in an emergency call 999.”​   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.

Smishing Fraud Alert (Action Fraud (National Fraud Intelligence Bureau))

1 month ago
Smishing – the term used for SMS phishing – is an activity which enables criminals to steal victims’ money or identity, or both, as a result of a response to a text message. Smishing uses your mobile phone (either a smartphone or traditional non-internet connected handset) to manipulate innocent people into taking various actions which can lead to being defrauded.   The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has received information that fraudsters are targeting victims via text message, purporting to be from their credit card provider, stating a transaction has been approved on their credit card.   The text message further states to confirm if the transaction is genuine by replying ‘Y’ for Yes or ‘N’ for No.   Through this method the fraudster would receive confirmation of the victim’s active telephone number and would be able to engage further by asking for the victim’s credit card details, CVV number (the three digits on the back of your bank card) and/or other personal information.   Protect yourself: Always check the validity of the text message by contacting your credit card provider through the number provided at the back of the card or on the credit card/bank statement. Beware of cold calls purporting to be from banks and/or credit card providers. If the phone call from the bank seems suspicious, hang up the phone and wait for 10 minutes before calling the bank back. Again, refer to the number at the back of the card or on the bank statement in order to contact your bank. If you have been a victim of fraud or cyber crime, please report it to Action Fraud at http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/ or alternatively by calling 0300 123 2040

Sussex Farm Watch Bulletin (Sussex Police)

1 month ago
Thursday, 25 May 2017 Farm Watch Coordinator's Update 14 cows and 10 sheep were reported loose animals on the highways of East and West Sussex this week. I must apologise about a typo that occurred in last week’s bulletin. In addition to the 10 sheep, there were in fact only 10 cows reported loose on the highways, not 110 as stated last week.   Please keep checking your roadside hedges, fences and gates daily.   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 15th May 2017 to Sunday 21st April 2017 Area Ref Date Details Adur & Worthing 1612 16/05/2017 A dog attacked a ewe on a farm in College Drive, Lancing. Its bottom lip and ears were torn and its top lips were ripped off. As a result, the ewe had to be destroyed. Not only has it cost the farmer to have it put down but also lost its basic value. 1668 16/05/2017 Heritage: The steel door to Shoreham Fort has been damaged; it looks like somebody has tried to break in. The paintwork has been scratched and chipped and there is a dent in it. The cost of replacement is around £800. 0479 19/05/2017 A Daewoo Excavator S/no 660066, kept on a farm in Coombes, Lancing has had all its windows smashed. 0738 23/05/2017 Heritage: Shoreham Fort has been damaged yet again, this time it has been daubed with graffiti. If you saw or heard anything, please call it in. Arun 1058 19/05/2017 A farmer from Hoe Lane, Flansham, found a black mastiff dog in their field worrying three cows. They managed to get hold of the dog just as the owner turned up. The owner was advised that dog would have been shot if they had not managed to get hold of it. Brighton & Hove     Nothing reported Chichester 0487 15/05/2017 CCTV has caught 4 youths, 2 boys and 2 girls, on a farm in Grange Lane, Selsey. They smashed a window to a loading shovel, an old van, then the windscreen of a Hovercraft. In addition, they stole a bicycle with a blue frame. 0186 16/05/2017 An orange Kubota tractor fitted with a tracker was stolen from premises in Compton, Chichester. 1113 18/05/2017 A sheep farmer in Windmill Lane, West Dean, Chichester, is experiencing problems with strangers entering their field on quadbikes and chasing the sheep around the field. 0142 19/05/2017 Five metal storage container on a farm in Rogate have been broken into. Various items have been stolen, these include odd tools, chainsaws and various gardening tools. Crawley 0867 16/05/2017 A young lady riding her horse along Langley Drive, Crawley, had her horse attacked by what looked like a Mastiff cross Ridgeback dog. Eastbourne     Nothing reported Gatwick     Nothing reported Hastings     Nothing reported Horsham 1240 19/05/2017 The barn to a farm in Hayes Lane, Slinfold, has been broken into. The roof has been severely damaged by logs that have been thrown onto it. It is believed by the informant to have been carried out by local youths as they have on going issues with them. Lewes 1399 16/05/2017 A water tank was stolen from a field in Isfield Road, Ringmer, by lifting it over the gate. 0266 19/05/2017 Heritage: A World War 2 Gun Battery in Newhaven has suffered damage by someone attempting to gain entry. A padlock has been forced off the door and a failed attempt made to break through the brickwork. A steel panel has been prised off the window, but this only leads to a small chamber separate from the main structure. Mid Sussex 0407 17/05/2017 A farmer in Ardingly saw unknown males in his fields at midnight. He believes they were deer poaching. They were driving a white pickup truck on a 04 registration plate. 0266 18/05/2017 A red Case CX890 tractor has been stolen from a farm in Truslers Hill Lane, Hassocks. It had a topper with a S/no JJE1002855 attached to it. 0393 21/05/2017 A farmer in Underhill Lane, Hassocks, found four dead sheep when he attended them. None of them appeared to have any damage on them but two were stuck in a hedge and the other two he found in a wood close by. Rother 0555 18/05/2017 A farmer from Wards Lane Ticehurst found a fawn coloured Terrier in his field of sheep. He managed to chase it off, but is concerned as this is the second occasion he has had to chase this dog off. 0781 18/05/2017 Heritage: An old Grade II listed Mill in Robertsbridge is constantly being broken into by what is believed to be youths as they have covered parts of the building with graffiti. They seem to be gaining entry to the site by cutting through the timber fencing. Wealden     Nothing reported   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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Microsoft Tech-Support Scammers using WannaCry attack to lure victims (Action Fraud (National Fraud Intelligence Bureau))

1 month ago
Action Fraud has received the first reports of Tech-Support scammers claiming to be from Microsoft who are taking advantage of the global WannaCry ransomware attack. One victim fell for the scam after calling a ‘help’ number advertised on a pop up window. The window which wouldn’t close said the victim had been affected by WannaCry Ransomware. The victim granted the fraudsters remote access to their PC after being convinced there wasn’t sufficient anti-virus protection. The fraudsters then installed Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool, which is actually free and took £320 as payment. It is important to remember that Microsoft’s error and warning messages on your PC will never include a phone number. Additionally Microsoft will never proactively reach out to you to provide unsolicited PC or technical support. Any communication they have with you must be initiated by you. How to protect yourself Don't call numbers from pop-up messages. Never allow remote access to your computer. Always be wary of unsolicited calls. If you’re unsure of a caller’s identity, hang up. Never divulge passwords or pin numbers. Microsoft or someone on their behalf will never call you. If you believe you have already been a victim Get your computer checked for any additional programmes or software that may have been installed. Contact your bank to stop any further payments being taken. Report fraud and cyber crime to Actionfraud.police.uk

Sussex Farm Watch Bulletin (Sussex Police)

1 month 1 week ago
Thursday, 18 May 2017 Farm Watch Coordinator's Update 10 sheep and 110 cows were reported loose animals on the highways of East and West Sussex this. Please keep checking your roadside hedges, fences and gates daily.   There has been two separate instances this week of Ford Transit Vans with Ifor Williams 2 horse boxes on them being stolen, if you own one please be advised.   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 8th May 2017 to Sunday 14th April 2017 Area Ref Date Details Adur & Worthing     Nothing reported Arun 0196 10/05/2017 A barn to a farm in Hoe Lane, Flansham, was entered and up to forty half tonne straw bales were ripped open making them useless. Did you see anything? 0218 10/05/2017 A farm on Chichester Road, Bognor Regi,s was entered and a large metal container was broken into by cutting the locks. A vehicle that was parked inside it was pushed out and a 25 litre can of diesel was stolen. Brighton & Hove 0190 11/05/2017 A white Ford Transit with a blue and white Ifor Williams horse box unit on it has been stolen from premises in Brighton. The vehicle has an extended chassis on it and a tow bar fitted. Good News: this vehicle was later recovered. Chichester 0706 13/05/2017 Two males entered a Garden Centre in Bognor Road, Merston. They picked a Karcher pressure washer and a Karcher steam cleaner, they then exited the building without paying for them. They drove off in a blue hatchback car. 0363 14/05/2017 A white van was seen parked up on Honer Lane North, Mundham. The driver is described as fat with greasy hair, tanned complexion, short in height with a beard and was accompanied by Lurchers and was hare coursing.   Crawley     Nothing reported Eastbourne     Nothing reported Gatwick     Nothing reported Hastings     Nothing reported Horsham 0020 12/05/2017 The workshop to a farm on London Road, Washington, was broken into and various tools were stolen. 0189 12/05/2017 A storage container on a farm in Smithers Hill, Shipley, has been forcefully entered. A quantity of diesel has been stolen. 0242 12/05/2017 A farm on Handcross Road, Plummers Plain, Horsham, was entered and an outbuilding was forcefully entered. A Yamaha Bruin 350cc quadbike in blue with black wheel arches was stolen. Lewes 0370 08/05/2017 A member of the public called in to say that yesterday he witnessed two dogs kill a sheep on Chapel Hill, Oxteddle Bottom. Both were Labradors, one golden and the other brown, he has photographs of the dogs. No people were seen with the dogs but he managed to scare the dogs off. Enquiries are ongoing. Mid Sussex 1000 14/05/2017 Two horse boxes parked up on a farm in Balcombe had diesel stolen from them overnight. Rother 0330 10/05/2017 Heritage Camber Castle in Winchelsea has had some serious damage done to it by person/s unknown. They have chipped away at the stonework at the entrance and quite a lot of stones have fallen to the ground. Did you see anything, do you have any information that will help find whom is responsible for this mindless attack. 0650 12/05/2017 A white Ford Transit with an aluminium Ifor Williams 2 horse box was stolen from premises in Sedlescombe. This is the second one to be stolen in two days. Wealden 0435 09/05/2017 The barn to a farm in Danegate, Eridge Green, was forcefully entered and a newish Land Legend tractor was stolen. 0921 09/05/2017 A large number of Bovines escaped from their field in Ringmer. Over the next couple of days many were found, but despite thorough searches and enquiries 23 are still missing. Do you have any stray cattle in your fields, if so please let us know. 0129 12/05/2017 Farm land off Hankham Hall Road Pevensey was entered an 30x75 amp batteries, mostly powerline make were stolen, in addition a small quantity of scrap metal was also 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. 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Ransomware Cyber Attack (Action Fraud (National Fraud Intelligence Bureau))

1 month 1 week ago
Following the ransomware cyber attack on Friday 12 May which affected the NHS and is believed to have affected other organisations globally, the City of London Police’s National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has issued an alert urging both individuals and businesses to follow protection advice immediately and in the coming days.   Ransomware is a form of malicious software (Malware) that enables cyber criminals to remotely lock down files on your computer or mobile device. Criminals will use ransomware to extort money from you (a ransom), before they restore access to your files. There are many ways that ransomware can infect your device, whether it be a link to a malicious website in an unsolicited email, or through a security vulnerability in a piece of software you use.   Key Protect messages for businesses to protect themselves from ransomware: Install system and application updates on all devices as soon as they become available. Install anti-virus software on all devices and keep it updated. Create regular backups of your important files to a device that isn’t left connected to your network as any malware infection could spread to that too.   The National Cyber Security Centre’s technical guidance includes specific software patches to use that will prevent uninfected computers on your network from becoming infected with the “WannaCry” Ransomware: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/guidance/ransomware-latest-ncsc-guidance   For additional in-depth technical guidance on how to protect your organisation from ransomware, details can be found here: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/guidance/protecting-your-organisation-ransomware   Key Protect advice for individuals: Install system and application updates on all devices as soon as they become available. Install anti-virus software on all devices and keep it updated. Create regular backups of your important files to a device (such as an external hard drive or memory stick) that isn’t left connected to your computer as any malware infection could spread to that too. Only install apps from official app stores, such as Google’s Play Store, or Apple’s App Store as they offer better levels of protection than some 3rd party  stores. Jailbreaking, rooting, or disabling any of the default security features of your device will make it more susceptible to malware infections.   Phishing/smishing Fraudsters may exploit this high profile incident and use it as part of phishing/smishing campaigns. We urge people to be cautious if they receive any unsolicited communications from the NHS. The protect advice for that is the following: An email address can be spoofed. Don’t open attachments or click on the links within any unsolicited emails you receive, and never respond to emails that ask for your personal or financial details.  The sender’s name and number in a text message can be spoofed, so even if the message appears to be from an organisation you know of, you should still exercise caution, particularly if the texts are asking you to click on a link or call a number. Don’t disclose your personal or financial details during a cold call, and remember that the police and banks will never ring you and ask you to verify your PIN, withdraw your cash, or transfer your money to another “safe” account.   If you have been a victim of fraud or cyber crime, please report it to Action Fraud at http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/  

Sussex Farm Watch Bulletin (Sussex Police)

1 month 2 weeks ago
Sussex Farm Watch Bulletin   Thursday, 11 May 2017 Farm Watch Coordinator's Update Message News, Advice and Appeals   There were 64 loose animals reported on the highways of East and West Sussex this week (63 sheep and a horse). Sheep keepers/owners, we are aware that often you rent odd parcels of grazing at this time of year and you do not wish to spend a fortune on other people’s fences. Legally you are responsible for any damage caused by loose sheep on the highway to third parties, so the best solution is to erect an electric fence with three strands on it. That way you not only protect your sheep, it also helps in keeping stray dogs away from your livestock. Please check your roadside hedges, fences and gates daily.   Do not forget that if you see something out of character, out of place and suspicious to 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 1st May 2017 to Sunday 7th April 2017 Area Ref Date Details Adur & Worthing     Nothing reported Arun     Nothing reported Brighton & Hove     Nothing reported Chichester 0181 01/05/2017 A JCB Groundhog Chassis number JCBGH4X4T01444712 has been stolen from premises in Bosham, Chichester. 0286 02/05/2017 An Umbrella Cockatoo, all white with feathers on its head, was stolen from a farm in Almondington, Chichester. A witness says that it was taken by a man and a woman. The woman had purple hair. 0494 04/05/2017 The garden to a farm in Up Marden, Chichester, was entered overnight by cutting the deer fencing, a vehicle was then driven in and hitched up to a 14’ by 7’ flatbed trailer (make unknown) that had a flat pack dog kennel on it. Both items were stolen. Estimated total value £3600. Crawley     Nothing reported Eastbourne     Nothing reported Gatwick     Nothing reported Hastings     Nothing reported Horsham 0646 01/05/2017 A flock of 17 Shearlings have been stolen from a field in Leechpond Hill area of Horsham. There is no evidence of them escaping from the field and a thorough search of the area has been made. 0280 02/05/2017 Overnight 25 metres of old coping stones were taken from a farmhouse wall in Newbridge Road, Billingshurst. Value £1000. 0484 04/05/2017 A dog attacked sheep injuring some of them in Leechpool / Owlbeech Woods Horsham, the dog was caught and handed to the dog warden and the owners of the sheep collected the injured and attended to them. 0350 05/05/2017 A blue Ford Transit drove into a stable yard in Peppers Lane, Ashurst, Steyning, when approached it made a quick getaway. After it had gone it was discovered that 5 head collars had been stolen. This van has been seen several times in Surrey and Sussex where farm theft has taken place. 1227 06/05/2017 A silver Toyota Hilux was stolen from premises in Slinfold, Horsham, fortunately it was fitted with a tracker so was soon recovered by Sussex Police. Lewes 1106 05/05/2017 A farm in Lodge Lane Hassocks has been broken into and a HIAC (crane) has been cut from the back of an old lorry, it looks as if it was cut off using a disc cutter. The crane was placed on the ground next to the lorry and has been strapped up ready to put onto a lorry for removal. Mid Sussex     Nothing reported Rother 0607 07/05/2017 A barn in The Stream, Catsfield, had been broken into, various items were stolen including a thermal arc welder and other tools. 0897 07/05/2017 A second barn situated in Potmans Lane, Catsfield, was also broken into, but as it was empty, nothing was stolen. Wealden 0070 01/05/2017 Good News   Three suspects caught within an hour following burglary in Halland. Police were called at around 1am on Monday morning (1 May) following reports that someone had stolen a quad bike from a warehouse on the grounds of a hotel in Eastbourne Road, Halland. The stolen quadbike was recovered a short time later and three suspects were arrested on suspicion of burglary. Shane Wickens, 29, unemployed, of Little Bentswood Close, Haywards Heath, has been charged with burglary and will appear at Brighton Magistrates' Court on 18 May. Walter Doe, 27, a fencer, of Batts Bridge Road, Maresfield, has been charged with burglary and will also appear at Brighton Magistrates' Court on 18 May. A 24-year-old man from Uckfield arrested on suspicion of burglary has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.   Wealden Police Inspector, Tony Wakefield, said: “The successful arrest of these men was the result of excellent teamwork by all involved. At 1am on a Monday morning Officers arrived on scene within minutes, arresting one male. A dog unit was deployed which successfully tracked one of the other men across fields and woodland. The Police helicopter also attended and used its technology to locate people in the dark countryside. The third man was stopped on the road near Uckfield in a vehicle. I’m glad to see that when a response was needed the resources were in place and able to respond.”   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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Tourists Targeted by Fake Police Officers (Action Fraud (National Fraud Intelligence Bureau))

1 month 3 weeks ago
There has been a series of recent incidents reported to Action Fraud where a lone fraudster has approached victims whom they believe to be unfamiliar with the local area. They make an excuse to talk to the victims such as enquiring about directions or offering a recommendation for a good hotel.   After this interaction, several other fraudsters will intervene purporting to be police officers in plain clothes and will sometimes present false identification as proof. The fake officers will then give a reason to examine the victims’ wallet, purse or personal items. They may also examine the first fraudster’s items or try to tell victims that the first fraudster is suspicious in order to gain victim trust and appear more realistic in their guise.   After all the fake police ‘checks’ are finished, victims have then reported being handed back their personal items only to later realise that a quantity of money or valuables were missing.   How to protect yourself: If an individual claims to be a police officer ask for their name and rank, force, and examine any identification presented; this is always good practice but especially important if they are not wearing a uniform. The Police will never ask for your passwords or PIN details. Do not give this information to anyone. The Police will never request that you withdraw/transfer any money to them or to a ‘safe’ account. If you have been affected by this, or any other fraud, report it to Action Fraud by visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk

Sussex Farm Watch Bulletin (Sussex Police)

1 month 3 weeks ago
Sussex Farm Watch Bulletin Thursday, 04 May 2017 Farm Watch Coordinator's Update Reported loose animals on the highways of East and West Sussex have risen dramatically this week to 66. This is made up by 36 sheep, 25 cows and 5 horses. Something must be done to keep these numbers down, please check your roadside hedges, fences and gates daily.   Not only has there has been several reports of power tools etc. being stolen, but there have been numinous reports of medium sized vans entering premises offering such items for sale. Please be aware that such items are often stolen goods.   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 24th April 2017 to Sunday 30th April 2017 Area Ref Date Details Adur & Worthing     Nothing reported Arun 0616 25/04/2017 A green Yamaha quadbike, vin number 1HFTE31Q494402925 was stolen from a farm on Pagham Road, Bognor Regis, by forcing the door. Brighton & Hove     Nothing reported Chichester 0942 25/04/2017 An unsuccessful attempt was made to steal a digger from a farm in Selsey Road, Hunston, Chichester. The incident where two people were captured on CCTV climbing over a fence, smashing a security light and trying to start a digger. 0887 26/04/2017 Two males called at a farm in Selsey Road, Donnington, Chichester, in a silver Ford Transit with a registration number similar to PE10!!! They were asking for scrap metal, but when asked to leave the driver said they would be back. 0952 26/04/2017 The same vehicle as in the previous report called at another farm in Selsey Road, Donnington, Chichester. The driver is described as male, with a heavy Irish accent and a male passenger described as 20-25 wearing Hi-Vis jacket asking for scrap metal, driver would not take no for an answer. Please look out for this vehicle. 0299 27/04/2017 The garage to a farm house in Old Park Lane, Chichester, was forcefully entered and a Giant mountain bike, a Nite Lite mountain bike, a Ryobi leaf blower, a quantity of power tools and fishing equipment were taken. Total value £3000.00.   1497 27/04/2017 The owners of a farm house in West Marden, Chichester, heard noises coming from their barn so they turned on the security lights and went out to investigate. They found that the lock mechanism had been forced. The suspects had obviously been disturbed by the lights coming on and had made off. Crawley     Nothing reported Eastbourne     Nothing reported Gatwick 1088 30/04/2017 A farm in Horley Road, Charlwood, was entered whist the owner was working inside, every outbuilding, container and an outside shed was broken into and all turned over. It is reported that a minibus has been stolen. Hastings     Nothing reported Horsham 1201 24/04/2017 The tack room to a property in Bucan Hill, Pease Pottage, has been broken into and various items were stolen: a large blue Shires stable rug, navy-blue travel boots, a bright red head collar with Harry printed on it, a purple head collar. Two young males were seen in the area.  1376 27/04/2017 A farm in Hayes Lane Horsham has been broken into and three outbuildings have been entered. One is a barn and clay roof have been taken along with some of the wall sheets. There is a bungalow on site that has been broken into and roof tiles damaged where it appears that people have been running on it. Furniture kept in the attic has been used to smash windows. Lewes 0447 25/04/2017 Whist working at premises in New Road, Ringmer, our informant says that a silver Ford Transit on a 65-registration pulled into the drive, driven by a male in his 50’s with a male youth aged about 15 in the passenger seat, offering tools etc. for sale. Be aware that this is how lots of stolen tools are disposed of. 1318 26/04/2017 A stable yard in Nye Lane, Hassocks, was entered and various items stolen: 4 x saddles, a Makita drill and charger and an orange bag containing stirrups. Mid Sussex 0790 24/04/2017 A garage in Lingfield Road, East Grinstead, has been forcefully entered and a Cobra NT25C chainsaw, a multipurpose strimmer cutter and a 435 11Landowner saw were all stolen. Rother 0351 26/04/2017 A farmer in Pett Road, Pett, has discovered that intruders have been using a 22-air rifle in his field where he keeps sheep. He found a target tied to a feed bucket. Two lambs were found to have lead pellets in them, he has managed to remove them and hopes they will be ok.  47170061205 02/04/2017 Overnight a white Ifor Williams 505 horse trailer was stolen from a yard in Camber. The intruders the entered the premises via the fields. Wealden 1336 25/04/2017 A member of the public reports that a middle-aged male with an Irish accent and a youth around 16 years of age were seen in Stunts Green Road, Herstmoceux. They were in a white Mercedes van on a 16 plate and were trying to sell chain saws and generators. It is reported that they had been hanging around for several hours and had approached several people. 0098 27/04/2017 An antique metal garden bench painted white has been stolen from the back garden of a farmhouse in Framfield. It is very heavy and would have taken two people to move it. 0710 28/04/2017 A farmer from Marshfoot Lane, Hailsham, chased off two males attempting to steal two bales of straw. 1574 28/04/2017 Intruders entered a farm overnight in Priory Park, Withyham. They drove around fields destroying crops, damaged some feed bins and stole some items. 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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MIssing Person Alert (Sussex Police)

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Missing Person Alert Police extremely concerned for missing Balcombe man Ervin Underdown If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Ervin Underdown please call 999 immediately, or contact us online, email us at 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting the reference number provided. Police are extremely worried for missing Ervin Underdown and are asking the public to search any sheds and outbuildings for him. The 32-year-old from Balcombe was last seen in Meadow Close on Sunday (30 April) at 11.30am. Officers along with search volunteers are looking for him and believe he could still be in the Balcombe or Ardingly areas. Ervin is described as of south east Asian appearance, tanned, 5' 8", with black cropped hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a light blue top and dark coloured jeans. He is a heavy smoker. Inspector Roy Hodder said: "We are becoming more and more concerned for Ervin as time goes by. We are appealing to the public to search any sheds, barns or outbuildings for him where he maybe sheltering, particularly in rural areas. If anyone sees him or knows where he is, please phone 999 immediately and quote Operation Stacker." Please click here for a picture.   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.
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