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Stolen fishing gear found In Wiltshire - Police need your help (Angling Trust)

10 hours 18 minutes ago
Recently Wiltshire Police have recovered fishing gear, but have yet to find the owner or owners of it. Please have a look at this - they suspect a loser may be from Gloucestershire: Wiltshire Police website: http://www.wiltshire.police.uk/news/appeals/4162-photos-of-stolen-fishing-gear-found-in-wanborough Facebook : We have now released photos of the stolen fishing gear found during a recent visit to a property in Wanborough near Swindon.  It follows a visit by officers to an address in the village on Tuesday 12 September 2017 after we were called by a member of the public reporting stolen items on the premises. A search was carried out by Wiltshire Police and a large quantity of fishing equipment was found and seized. A 40-year-old local man was arrested for theft and handling stolen goods and has been released under investigation. PC Dale Townsend said: "We'd like to hear from anyone who may have had fishing gear recently stolen - especially if you live in the South Cerney and Gloucestershire area. "If you recognise any of this kit, please contact us." If you can help with our enquiries in any way please contact PC Dale Townsend or Local Crime Investigator Ashleigh Dowdeswell on 101 or anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111. See more photos here: https://www.facebook.com/383754508345709/photos/pcb.1435007523220397/1435007313220418/?type=3&theater

Diwali the 5 day Hindu festival of lights (Sussex Police)

1 day 6 hours ago
Crime prevention during Diwali Diwali the 5 day Hindu festival of lights – commences on 19 October this year. Diwali is the time of year that families remove jewellery from safe keeping to wear at the numerous celebrations. Statistics have shown that during this time it is common practice for Asian properties to be targeted by criminal networks involved in lucrative ‘family gold’ thefts. Gold is particularly tempting due to its high value and the speed and anonymity in which it can be exchanged for large sums of cash. Consider the following advice: Do not leave valuables out on display so they can be seen from outside Invest in a good quality safe which complies with official insurance rating standards. A Home Office website www.securedbydesign.com lists approved security products. When wearing your jewellery in public, be cautious as to who is around you. Stick to well-lit streets and consider wearing a scarf to cover your neckline. Theft of gold affects victims financially but also emotionally. Each piece is usually individual in nature and handed down from generation to generation so it has great sentimental value and often irreplaceable.

Neighbourhood Watch National Survey (Neighbourhood Watch)

5 days 6 hours ago
Dear Neighbourhood Watch supporter, Tackling Domestic Abuse is a national priority for the Home Office, Police, Neighbourhood Watch and Crimestoppers. Neighbourhood Watch is working with Crimestoppers to raise awareness about domestic abuse and what our supporters and volunteers can do to help prevent and report it.  We would be grateful if you could spend just 3 minutes completing this survey, the results of which will help us to  signpost people to the right place to report their concerns. Your responses are completely anonymous.   You can complete the survey by clicking on the link below. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NWN-DV-Survey With thanks from Neighbourhood Watch working in partnership with

Farm Watch Bulletin 12 October 2017 (Sussex Police)

6 days 11 hours ago
Thursday, 12 October 2017 Farm Watch Coordinator's Update The number of animals reported as loose on the highway this week is down from 16 to 10. This was made up of five cows, three sheep and two horses. Please carry on checking your roadside hedges and fences daily, this includes those where a railway lines passes by.  More caravans have been stolen this week from farms where they are stored. If you have caravans stored on land please make the land owner aware and consider blocking them in.  Small hand-held power tools also seem to be a popular choice by thieves this week, no doubt because they are easy to transport and dispose of.  Kindest regards  Phillip   Crime and incident update   Monday 02 October 2017 to Sunday 08 October 2017 Area Ref Date Details Adur & Worthing 1360 04/10/2017 Two youths were caught on CCTV breaking into a yard in Hill Barn Lane, Worthing, by forcing the lock. After entering the yard, they got into an electric buggy that was in the yard charging. They then drove off in the buggy. It was found abandoned in woods this morning. Arun 0923 02/10/2017 A land owner in Northend, Findon, is experiencing ongoing issues with unknown persons entering his property after dark in vehicles and driving over his crops, destroying them. The intruders have dogs with them and it is believed that they are hare coursing.  0888 0510/2017 Someone set fire to a bonfire that was being built for celebrations on November 05 in a field in Findon. 1137 08/10/2017 West Sussex Fire and Rescue attended a case of arson in the field behind the Arun Leisure Centre. Brighton & Hove 0419 06/10/2017 A Ford Ranger with a super cab has been stolen from farm premises in Balsdead, Rottingdean. CCTV caught clear facial images of five males stealing the vehicle. Chichester 0841 04/10/2017 An unsuccessful attempt was made to steal a boat on a trailer in Lock Lane, Birdham, Chichester. The intruder/s cut the gate lock and managed to cut a 16mm chain that was anchoring it to the ground, but other security devices prevented them from stealing it. 1210 08/10/2017 A sheep owner in River, Petworth, found five sheep carcases in their field this morning all vey savaged, one had been decapitated. It is believed that the sheep had been attacked by a large dog. Crawley     Nothing reported Eastbourne     Nothing reported Gatwick     Nothing reported Hastings     Nothing reported Horsham 0209 05/10/2017 It looks like an unsuccessful attempt was made to enter a tractor shed in West Chiltington. The alarm was set off which made the intruders run off empty handed. 0307 06/10/2017 Intruders entered land on Crawley Road, Horsham, and broke into six outbuildings. It is believed that they would have required hydraulic equipment to have cut the locks. At this moment it is not known if anything was stolen. Lewes 0986 07/10/2017 A member of the public called in to say that they had just witnessed a Jack Russel X Pug type of dog attack a sheep in Streat Hill Hassocks. It bit both its legs and mouth. The RSPCA attended.  0434 08/10/2017 The workshop and a container at an estate in Ditchling Common were broken into and various item were stolen. These include three strimmers, four blowers, three chainsaws, two hedge cutters and one pulsar. Items were dropped and will be fingerprinted as well as CCTV looked at. Mid Sussex 0577 03/10/2017 A farm in Worth, Crawley, was entered overnight and five poultry units were broken into. At this time it is not known if anything has been stolen, CCTV also has to be looked at. 0269 04/10/2017 A green agricultural 350cc Yamaha quadbike and a valve box control unit have been stolen from a farm in Staplefield Road, Haywards Heath. 0208 05/10/2017 Two caravans that were being stored on a farm in Brook Street, Cuckfield, were stolen overnight, at this time we do not have details as to the makes or models.  Rother 1171 04/10/2017 Security cameras have been stolen from a farm cottage in Borders Lane, Etchingham. 0491 06/10/2017 Intruders came onto a farm in Bodium and stole car batteries and a quantity of metal. The owner managed to get the registration number of the vehicle they were driving. The intruders were identified and are being questioned by Kent Police. Wealden 0453 03/10/2017 A John Deere tractor that was stolen in Kent and that was fitted with a tracker made its way into Sussex, eventually it was recovered by Sussex Police from a farm in Herstmonceux. 0184 04/10/2017 A white 7.5 tonne flatbed Iveco lorry has been stolen from premises in Withyham, Hartfield, complete with a load of aluminium beams. The vehicles registration number is similar to N!05K!K. 0909 04/10/2017 Heritage. St. Denys Church, Church Road, Rotherfield, Crowborough, has been forcefully entered by person/s unknown. The intruders kicked in the lower panel of the main door and climbed through. It is not thought that anything has been stolen. 0758 06/10/2017 Intruders entered a farm in Five Ashes, Mayfield, and stole two batteries. A farm worker followed them as they left the farm and managed to get the registration details of the vehicle. The owner of the vehicle has been identified. 1273 06/10/2017 At around 1.20pm a burgundy Ifor Williams HB510R Horse Trailer, serial number 400000Y0284940, draw bar number Y42706, was stolen from farm premises in Crowborough. At around 2pm it was seen attached to a black BMW saloon going through Hadlow Down, the witness believes that the BMW was on a 08 plate. A witness reports seeing the same car at the premises earlier in the week. This Trailer is also Data tagged and bears two numbers (1) D C 00078036 and (2) 000181DE7B. With the Data tag it makes it very hot to handle, so please keep an eye out in case it gets dumped. 1482 06/10/2017 Three sheep were savaged by what is believed to be a dog on farmland in Parrock Lane, Hartfield. One had to be put down. CCTV images are being checked.   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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Tool Thefts (Sussex Police)

1 week 2 days ago
Tool Thefts 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 Over the last month there have been reports of tools being stolen from sheds. The areas where these incidents have taken place are Robertsbridge, Burwash & Hooe. Items stolen include power tools and strimmers. Consider property marking all your garden equipment before you put it away ready for the winter with your house name or number and postcode. Consider investing in a battery operated shed alarm and good quality padlock so everything is safe ready for spring. 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.

Farm Watch Bulletin 05 October 2017 (Sussex Police)

1 week 6 days ago
Thursday, 05 October 2017 Farm Watch Coordinator's Update The number of reports of loose animals on the highway this week is down from 24 to 16. This was made up of 15 horses and 1 cow.  Well done to all you sheep owners for having a zero count this week. Please carry on checking your roadside hedges and fences daily, including those where a railway line passes by. Following my warning to caravan owners in last week’s bulletin, several more have been stolen this week or attempted thefts made. The good news is that a caravan recently stolen from the Petworth area has been recovered in a joint operation between Sussex and Surrey Police.  Another good piece of work to highlight is the location and recovery of a £60,000 digger that was stolen. The vehicle was fitted with a tracking device so officers were able to work with the owner to locate it after it was taken. Following this, I would like to remind all large vehicle/equipment owners of the worth of fitting a tracker. Not only could it help to recover your vehicle should it be stolen but it also helps to keep insurance premiums down. Kindest regards  Phillip   Crime and incident update   Monday 25 September 2017 to Sunday 01 October 2017 Area Ref Date Details Adur & Worthing     Nothing reported Arun     Nothing reported Brighton & Hove 1299 28/09/2017 Heritage. A statute that stands approximately 60cm high depicting The Virgin Mary and Jesus, crafted in dark brown wood, has been stolen from St. Andrews Church in Church Road, Hove. It was first noted at around 11:35am on Sunday. 0406 01/10/2017 Heritage. The Central United Reform Church in Blatchington Road, Hove was entered by a side window. The intruder/s opened cupboards and strewed the contents all over the floor. An unsuccessful attempt was made to enter an office. Nothing appears to have been stolen but it is presumed that they were looking for cash. Chichester 0458 25/09/2017 Whilst working at a property in Blackdown, Haslemere, the worker noticed an old style dark blue and silver Subaru Forrester drive in. A few moments later it drove out with his long-handled hedge trimmer in the back. The entire episode was captured on three CCTV cameras. 0236 26/09/2017 A secure site in the Oving area has had the two padlocks cut off with a disc cutter, the gates were then smashed down. The CCTV cameras were turned upwards. A 2014 Luna Arundel caravan, chassis number SGLS000LUE1029489 and a four-wheeled boat trailer were stolen.    1527 27/09/2017 Three car batteries, used to power electric fences, have been stolen from a farm in Batchmere Road, Batchmere, Chichester. 0926 28/09/2017 Intruders entered premises in Petworth Road, Billingshurst, and forcefully removed the wheel clamp from a trailer. The padlock to the gate was damaged but the intruders were unable to remove it hence they were unable to remove the caravan. 0534 01/10/2017 Good news. In a joint operation between Sussex and Surrey Police a caravan that was stolen recently from Balls Cross Road, Petworth, has been recovered. Crawley     Nothing reported Eastbourne     Nothing reported Gatwick     Nothing reported Hastings     Nothing reported Horsham 0666 26/09/2017 A sheep feeder has been stolen from a field in Rusper. 0417 27/09/2017 A horse owner in the Billingshurst area went to get her two horses in from the field and noticed that both had had their tails cut off, one up to the dock and the other to just above the hocks. 0169 28/09/2017 A £60,000 digger was stolen from Broadwater Lane, Horsham, but because it was fitted with a tracker police were able to locate it and the owners could recover it. Lewes 0841 26/09/2017 A van pulled up outside premises in Highdown Road, Lewes, and loaded various bits of metal, When the owner approached the intruders they became very aggressive but the owner stood his ground and made them unload his property, they then drove off. 0253 28/09/2017 Premises in Ditchling Road, Wivelsfield, were broken into by cutting the security gate and two caravans were stolen. The first is an Abbey Spectrum 2008, chassis number SGDTT6BSW80328756, and the second is an Abbey Vogue 2 2008, Chassis number SGDTT4BSW80329122. 0696 28/09/2017 A car was in collision with a horse being ridden along Spatham Lane in Hassocks. This caused the rider to be thrown from the horse and break their hip. Sadly, the horse had to be destroyed at the scene due to its leg being broken. 1202 28/09/2017 Premises in Wickham Lane, Cooksbridge, were entered by cutting the gate locks. A mower and a trailer were stolen. Mid Sussex 0231 26/09/2017 A bright blue, 8 tonne, Flemming tipping trailer with drop sides has been stolen from Snowdrop Lane, Haywards Heath. Rother 1300 25/09/2017 A farm in Farm Lane, Camber, has been entered by someone cutting the fence and a vehicle driving through. Nothing appears to have been stolen but the cost of repairs will be in the region of £200. 1187 26/09/2017 A field in Horse Walk, Hooe, has been entered and a gate has been stolen. 1095 27/09/2017 A grey Takeuchi TB106 digger along with a 10’ Ifor Williams trailer have been stolen from premises on London Road, Hurst Green, by cutting the fence. Wealden 0284 27/09/2017 An outbuilding to a farm in Butcherfield Lane, Hartfield, has been broken into and various tools were taken. These include a Sthil hedge cutter and a strimmer.   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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Hastings Police Station (Sussex Police)

2 weeks ago
Wednesday 3rd October 2017 Hastings Police Station Custody Temp Closure Dear All,  Information RE Hastings Police Station Custody,  To update all local residents who may have heard rumours about Hastings Police Station Closure.  This is not the case, We are remaining open and have no plans to close Hastings Police Station. Currently we have work being carried out on the Custody Block that is located within Hastings Station but this will not effect the day to day running of that station.  Front office will remain open while the work is carried out, the only change is that Detained Persons will be transported to Eastbourne while out custody undergoes its work.  Work will last 2/3 weeks and after this out station will be back up and running with a fully functional custody block.      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 28 September 2017 (Sussex Police)

2 weeks 6 days ago
Thursday, 28 November 2017 Farm Watch Coordinator's Update The number of animals reported as loose on the highway this week is down to 24. This is made up of 21 sheep and 3 cows. Please carry on checking your roadside hedges and fences daily, this includes those where a railway lines pass by.  Do you have any caravans on your farm? I have noticed a few reported as missing over the past few weeks and several more this week. Please consider boxing them in using other vehicles if possible, or potentially removing the wheels and then locking them away somewhere secure.  Kindest regards  Phillip   Crime and incident update   Monday 18 September 2017 to Sunday 24 September 2017 Area Ref Date Details Adur & Worthing 0908 18/09/2017 Heritage The Old Fort in Old Fort Road, Shoreham, has sadly again become the victim of criminal damage. Person or persons, unknown have broken off two or three large pieces of brick and concrete from a “Gun Slot”. This damage is very serious as it has caused permanent damage to the structure that cannot be repaired. Arun     Nothing reported Brighton & Hove     Nothing reported Chichester 0406 18/09/2017 A barn in Upwaltham, Petworth, has been entered by cutting the locks off, several items are now missing. These include: a metal detector, some arrows for a bow, several old batteries, two grinders, a socket set and an anvil. The locks to another outbuilding have also been cut, but nothing was stolen from the building. 1600 18/09/2017 Diesel has been stolen from two horseboxes parked on a farm in Lavant, Chichester. 1542 19/09/2017 Three boys were seen chasing rabbits on farmland in Bell Lane, Birdham, Chichester. When approached they said that the land owner had given them permission, which of course they had not. 0215 22/09/2017 Overnight two caravans were stolen from farm premises in Balls Cross Road, Petworth. The first is a white Baileys Unicorn Barcelona, vin number 0GBTCC%BYGUN01648. The second is a Baileys Ranger 626 GT60, vin number SGBTM07BYA906991. Both caravans have trackers fitted to them and CCTV clearly shows a red transit style van and an old Range Rover driven by two men. Enquiries are ongoing. 0600 23/09/2017 Another report of a stolen caravan, this time in Bury Gate, Pulborough. This one is a Sterling Amber Elite. It appears that the intruder/s entered the land by coming through the back fields and breaking through gates. It is suspected that other caravans could have been stolen at the same time. Crawley     Nothing reported Eastbourne     Nothing reported Gatwick     Nothing reported Hastings     Nothing reported Horsham 0259 19/09/2017 A farmer has this morning discovered that intruders have again entered his farm by driving a vehicle through the boundary fence. A dead hare with its intestines hanging out and a dog lead was also found at the scene. 0212 20/09/2017 An unsuccessful attempt was made to steal a digger from a farm in Five Oaks Road, Horsham, by hot wiring it. 0548 22/09/2017 Heritage There has been three attacks in two weeks on the Church of St John the Evangelist, in Springfield Road, Horsham. Somebody is entering the church and starting small fires. Whist no serious damage has occurred at this moment, potentially the whole building could go up in flames. Please, if you are passing please keep an eye out. Lewes     Nothing reported Mid Sussex 0777 24/09/2017 A farm in Monteswood Lane, Lindfield, has had an outbuilding entered and a quantity of frozen meat has been stolen. Have you been offered any frozen meat recently, if so please report it on the non-emergency number of 101. Rother 0362 23/09/2017 A child’s red quadbike has been stolen from an outbuilding in Fishponds Lane, Westfield. If you are offered one please call 101. 0545 23/09/2017 The Sussex Air Ambulance was called out to woods off Coblye Lane, Robertsbridge, to take a horse rider to hospital who had parted company with her horse. Wealden 0172  18/09/2017 A porta cabin on a farm in Hurstwood Road, Uckfield, was forcefully entered and several thousand pounds worth of electrical tools were stolen. I do not have a list available at this moment. 0300 19/09/2017 A farmer from Partridges Lane, Wadhurst, found a dead sheep on her land with one ear cut off. The farmer has no idea where it came from. It has been suggested that a farmer could have had one die, and rather pay £50 to dispose of it, cut its ear off so it could not be identified, then dumped 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 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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Your invitation to the PCCs Crime Summit in Hastings on Wednesday 27th September (Neighbourhood Watch)

3 weeks 3 days ago
This message is being sent by Neighbourhood Watch to all residents in the Hastings and Rother Police Districts The Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, will be holding a Crime Summit in Hastings on Wednesday and the public are most welcome to attend. This is the second time she has hosted a public summit on issues concerning the community, after a successful event in Brighton earlier this year to tackle elder fraud and exploitation. She hopes that people will join her to learn more about community safety and how it reaches far beyond local policing. She will focus on the partnership work being undertaken to tackle anti-social behaviour. Residents are invited to join the PCC for the Listen Live: Partners Together event at Sussex Coast College Hastings on Wednesday 27 September, from 6pm until 8pm. This is a chance for residents to find out about the huge amount of work being done by Sussex Police and other organisations to prevent young people from being criminalised, while balancing that with the needs of the local community, particularly business owners in Hastings and St Leonards. “People across the county often express their concerns to me about anti-social behaviour so this is an opportunity for local residents to find out what is being done in your area to tackle this issue,” says Mrs Bourne. “The aim of this event is to highlight how my office and Sussex Police have been successfully working in collaboration with groups and organisations in Hastings and Rother, as well as for us all to explore areas for further improvement - community safety is so much broader than just local policing.” The PCC has funded a number of local organisations through her Community Safety Fund, including Neighbourhood Watch, as well as through the Hastings and Rother Community Safety Partnership, all of whom are working hard to develop opportunities for young people. The event at Sussex Coast College Hastings on Wednesday 27 September, from 6pm until 8pm, will be chaired by Laura Green, Business Crime Reduction Partnership Crime Manager. Joining the PCC on the panel will be the Sussex Police District Commander Chief Inspector Steve Curry, Huda Caglayan, Chair of Hastings Youth Council, Ben Wyatt from the Youth Offending Team, and Hastings Voluntary Action's Director Steve Manwaring. To register for a free place at the event, please click here. The evening will be ticketed, but tickets are free. The summit will also be broadcast live on the Sussex PCC Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SussexPCC  and viewers will be able to ask questions and vote on key issues. To find out more and to register for a free place at the event, please visit http://bit.do/partnerstogether .

Urgent scam warning - HMRC (Neighbourhood Watch)

3 weeks 5 days ago
This warning message is being sent to all residents on the Neighbourhood Alert system in Sussex   We have been advised that more than 20 Patcham residents have within the last few days received telephone calls from callers purporting to be from HMRC (Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs) telling them that they owe tax in the region of £3,000.  Their call is aggressive, threatening, urgent and sounds authentic.  They suggest meeting at a Brighton location where the tax owed is handed over. Don't be fooled. These calls are from scammers.   If you receive one of these calls, please immediately telephone 101 or report it to the police through their website https://www.sussex.police.uk/contact-us/report-online/   Please share this information.  

Farm Watch Bulletin 21 September 2017 (Sussex Police)

3 weeks 6 days ago
Thursday, 21 September 2017 Farm Watch Coordinator's Update The number of animals reported as loose on the highway this week is up by almost 50% to 29; this is made up of 13 sheep, 9 horses and 7 cows. With recent heavy rain, the ground is very soft and so animals pushing against posts can easily knock them over. Please carry on checking your roadside hedges and fences daily, this includes those where a railway lines passes by.  Poaching Poaching, in its various forms, is dealt with under several pieces of legislation, some of it very old but still in use today. Over the years, the act of poaching has changed and it is no longer one man and his dog shooting a rabbit or pheasant for dinner. Instead, poachers now tend to go out in numbers, often driving 4x4 vehicles, with several dogs and weapons. More often than not they show little regard for the countryside, wildlife or farmers land that they damage.    It is rare that animals are poached merely for food and it is more often the case that animals such as badgers are taken to kill for the pleasure of those poaching.    Poachers often pursue animals such as rabbits and species that fall under the heading of 'Game' and deer. Under the Game Act 1831, game refers to hares, pheasants, partridges, grouse, heath or moor game and black game. Under the Night Poaching Act 1828 it includes the above and bustards. Specific provisions relating to the poaching of deer, fish and game can now also be catered for under the Hunting Act 2004 legislation.   Note: The criminal use of firearms in poaching and illegal hunting is also dealt with by the Firearms Act 1968 and could attract armed response from the police and severe penalties from the courts. Kindest regards, Phillip   Crime and incident update   Monday 11 September2017 to Sunday 17 September 2017 Area Ref Date Details Adur & Worthing 0686 20/09/2017 Heritage The fire escape door and the flat roof of St. Andrew’s Church, Church Road, West Tarring, has suffered criminal damage by vandals covering both surfaces with graffiti. The cost of this damage is unknown at this moment but is likely to be costly. Arun 0532 11/09/2017 A local farmer heard a total of three-gun shots coming from farm land in Selden Lane, Patching, Worthing. A white van was seen in the area at the time and when the informant approached the van the third shot was fired. Brighton & Hove     Nothing reported Chichester 0428 17/09/2017 An outbuilding to a farm in Balls Cross Road, Petworth, has been entered and a potable petrol 5.5Kva generator (on wheels) was stolen. A white Transit van was seen in the area. Crawley     Nothing reported Eastbourne 0375 15/09/2017 An outbuilding on farm land in Coopers Hill, Eastbourne, has been entered and various items have been stolen. These include a chest containing various horse equipment, veterinary medicines, a set of riding chaps, fencing equipment, an old air rifle and a rucksack full of tools. Gatwick     Nothing reported Hastings     Nothing reported Horsham 0264 12/09/2017 CCTV captured men breaking into outbuildings on a farm in Copsale Road, Horsham. The suspects then set off an alarm on a truck, they then tripped the sensor to a security light, then wandered around the yard looking into Portacabins. After this they attempted to break into five containers, cutting the locks off two but were unable to gain access to any of them. Nothing appears to have been stolen.  0552 13/09/2017 A farm unit in Old Holbrook, Horsham, was entered via the roof. The intruders then removed internal doors to gain entry to three internal rooms. They also removed the rear door and loaded various items onto trollies and made an untidy search of the building. It would appear the intruders might have been disturbed as they left empty handed. 1232 13/09/2017 Heritage St. Peter’s Church, The Street, Slinfold, had the doors to its bell tower gemmed to gain access, the intruders then broke open a money box and stole its contents. Lewes 1168 13/09/2017 East Sussex Fire & Rescue attended a barn fire on North Common Road, North Chailey. It appears that children started the fire, one has admitted guilt. Enquiries are ongoing. Mid Sussex     Nothing reported Rother 0618 12/09/2017 A stocky woman with black hair, about 5’ 5” tall and a stud in her left nostril, aged about 30, was caught on camera entering a farm shop in Northiam, Rye. She went to the cash drawer, helped herself to cash then helped herself to a packet of shortbread from a shelf. The suspect then drove off in a Citroen Picasso on an 02 plate (we do have the full registration). Enquiries are ongoing. 0270 15/09/2017 Six or seven bags of meat have been dumped in a ditch on a farm in Cackle Street, Brede. It is a criminal offence to deposit controlled waste without a licence. Wealden 0448  13/09/2017 A property in Rothermead, Mayfield, has been entered by breaking the electric gate. Once in, the intruders broke into various outbuildings including a barn, shed, stables and a caravan, to enter this they had to cut padlocks. Various items were stolen including power tools, a generator and a concrete breaker. It is estimated that around £4,000 worth of goods were stolen. Informant has now checked their CCTV and have supplied us with good evidence. 0282 16/09/2017 A brand new Hyundai stump grinder, serial number 201706HYGS150200042, value £1,250, was stolen from premises in Harvey’s Lane, Halland, Lewes. 0542 17/09/2017 The barn to a farm in Fowley Lane, High Hurstwood has been broken into by cutting the lock, it I not known at this time if anything has been 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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Farm Watch Bulletin 14 September 2017 (Sussex Police)

1 month ago
Thursday, 14 September 2017 Farm Watch Coordinator's Update The number of loose animals on the highway this week is down to 15; this was made up of 13 sheep and 2 horses. Please carry on checking your roadside hedges and fences daily, this includes those where a railway lines passes by.  Kindest regards  Phillip   Crime and incident update   Monday 04 September 2017 to Sunday 10 September 2017 Area Ref Date Details Adur & Worthing 0714 06/09/2017 Heritage An air raid shelter that is in the grounds of St Botolph’s Church, Landsdown Road, West Worthing, has been broken into by removing the door. Although the damage is not too severe it is of course destroying our heritage. Arun 1435 08/09/2017 West Sussex Fire & Rescue attended what was described as a two-vehicle fire on a farm in Myrtle Grove, Patching. Two appliances were despatched but on arrival the fire service found four vehicles alight. Fire services have confirmed that the ignition is suspicious. 0348 10/09/2017 Heritage St Mary’s Church in Church Street, Littlehampton, has been broken into by smashing a window. A data projector and other items related to it have been stolen. The intruders exited via the fire doors but in the process caused severe damage to them. Brighton & Hove       Nothing reported Chichester 1196 04/09/2017 A male in his twenties in a white Transit van was seen dumping rubbish in a farmer’s field in Main Road, Chichester. They then set fire to it then drove off. 0312 06/09/2017 Several farmers in the Adversane area are complaining of a green Suzuki Vitara driving around their fields, not only scaring cattle and letting them out but also damaging fences. The Vitara is reported not to have any registration plates on it. Crawley     Nothing reported Eastbourne     Nothing reported Gatwick     Nothing reported Hastings     Nothing reported Horsham 0219 07/09/2017 Heritage Horsham Methodist Church in London Road, Horsham, has been broken into by smashing a window. Cupboard doors were broken open and items were stolen; at this moment we do not have a list of the stolen items. Lewes 1104 07/09/2017 Nothing reported Mid Sussex 0380 05/09/2017 Premises in Wallage Lane, Rowfant, have been entered and eight empty shipping containers were broken into. Two metal buckets and a 5-foot chipping bar were stolen. 1642 07/09/2017 West Sussex Fire & Rescue attended a hay and straw fire in Hurstpierpoint. 0509 10/09/2017 Heritage St Peters Church Centre in Street Lane Ardingly has had sections of lead stolen from its roof. Rother 0264 07/09/2017 A farm in Fishponds Lane, Westfield, was entered overnight and the batteries of three vehicles were discharged. 0447 10/09/2017 Two tractors on a farm in Battle were found to have had their fuel caps removed. It is suspected that fuel was removed from them. Wealden 0444 09/09/2017 Two 4X4 vehicles were seen racing around private land in Framfield without the landowner’s permission.   Help us keep Sussex safe If you saw or heard anything, or have any information about any incident in this message please contact us online, email us at 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting the reference number provided. Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org   Wildlife Officers Please only contact your local Wildlife Officers for any general enquiries or questions, not to report a crime. Report all crimes and incidents to Sussex Police online, email us at 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101.   Area Officer Email Adur and Worthing PS Steve Turner   stephen.turner@sussex.pnn.police.uk   Arun PCSO Loraine Dixon loraine.dixon@sussex.pnn.police.uk Brighton and Hove PC Andrea Leahy andrea.leahy@sussex.pnn.police.uk Chichester PCSO Colin Booker colin.booker@sussex.pnn.police.uk Crawley PS Chris Glasspool christopher.glasspool@sussex.pnn.police.uk Eastbourne PC Louis Thompson louis.thompson@sussex.pnn.police.uk Hastings PC Nick Bellhouse nicholas.bellhouse@sussex.pnn.police.uk Horsham PEO Louisa Hull louisa.hull@sussex.pnn.police.uk Lewes PC Pete Hall peter.hall@sussex.pnn.police.uk Mid Sussex PS Chris Glasspool christopher.glasspool@sussex.pnn.police.uk Rother PCSO Daryl Holter daryl.holter@sussex.pnn.police.uk Wealden PC Richard Waters richard.water@sussex.pnn.police.uk   Stay in the know with social media Sussex Police Horse Watch   Links and attachments: Sussex Police will only ever link you to secure websites we trust. We will only send you attachments where we believe it is absolutely necessary.

Farm Watch Bulletin 7 September 2017 (Sussex Police)

1 month 1 week ago
Thursday, 07 September 2017 Farm Watch Coordinator's Update The number of loose animals on the highway this week is down a little to 16; this was made of 13 sheep, 2 horses and 1 cow. In addition, 2 sheep managed to get onto the railway line just east of Rye towards Folkestone and Dover. Please carry on checking your roadside hedges and fences on a daily basis, this includes where you have railway lines passing your fields.  There has again this week been several cases of fly tipping on farm land as well as on driveways. While I am not in the habit of putting out appeals, we have received an urgent request from “The Celia Hammond Animal Trust UK” who are based in Wadhurst, East Sussex. A cat food manufacturer has kindly donated 200 pallets of cat food to them. Do you have a dry barn where it can stored for them on a temporary basis, even if you can only manage 20/30 pallets it would help. The only stipulation is that there must be enough space to deliver it on an arctic. If you have space please call 01892 783367 and ask to speak with Fiona, thank you.   Kindest regards  Phillip Crime and incident update   Monday 28 August 2017 to Sunday 03 September 2017 Area Ref Date Details Adur & Worthing 0752 29/08/2017 Heritage Intruders have damaged the Ancient Monument at Shoreham Fort by smashing through Heras fencing after cutting the ties. This has resulted in five bricks being broken on the other side. 0862 05/09/2017 Heritage Sadly, I have to report that whilst I am in the office putting together this week’s bulletin, reports are coming in of another attack on Shoreham Fort. Overnight person or persons unknown have broken into the building and a possible burglary has taken place. Did you see or hear anything? If so please contact Sussex police on 101 and quote the crime reference to the left. Arun 0621 29/08/2017 Heritage Vandals have smashed three separate leaded light windows to Bognor Regis Methodist Church in Waterloo Square. 1183 30/08/2017 Reports came in of Hare coursing on private land in Patching, when officers arrived they chased and dealt with two males, on returning they caught four more. Brighton & Hove       Nothing reported Chichester 1148 30/08/2017 A horse box that was parked across the doors to a garage in Main Road, Birdham, has been broken into to enable intruders to move it. To do so the ignition lock was smashed off. Having moved the horse box, the garage was broken into and a black classic 1966 Porsche 912 coupe, chassis no 454418, was taken. 1593 01/09/2017 A game keeper confronted five men with a 4x4 and dogs on private land in Treyford, Midhurst, who he suspected of deer poaching. When he approached them they made out they were lost and shone torches in his face. The registration number of this vehicle was obtained and police are investigating. Crawley     Nothing reported Eastbourne     Nothing reported Gatwick     Nothing reported Hastings 0822 03/09/2017 Heritage Intruders have removed and stolen a section of lead from the roof of Park Road Methodist Church in Bohemia Road, St. Leonards on Sea. They have unfixed another. Horsham 1449 30/08/2017 A farm owner from Honeybridge Lane, Ashurst, Steyning, arrived home at 21:00 hours to find a strange green estate car parked in the yard. When challenged they drove off with the lights turned off. It would seem that they were in the process of stealing diesel but fortunately they left empty handed.   Lewes     Nothing reported Mid Sussex 0934 30/08/2017 A tractor owner from Spring Lane, Lindfield, has had their tractor sabotaged by intruders putting water in the diesel tank. The injectors and other parts needed replacing. 0616 01/09/2017 Intruders entered a farm in Old London Road, Albourne, and stole three separate items from a seed drill. Rother     Nothing reported Wealden 0949 28/08/2017 For two nights running youths have been seen hanging around Three Oaks Lane, Wadhurst, and on both occasions the next morning horses were found to have had their manes and tails burnt. 1349 29/08/2017 The grapple to a crane, black in colour, has been stolen from a farm in Herons Ghyll, Uckfield, at the same time the intruders removed and stole the hydraulic hoses from the crane.  1228 30/08/2017 A sheep owner from Oak Tree Lane, Eastbourne, was alerted by a member of the public that a dog was in his field chasing the sheep.The farmer tried to chase the dog off but was unable to do so, as it kept going back to his sheep. Reluctantly he was forced to shoot the dog. 0446 01/09/2017 A brand new Kellfri wood chopper grapple Weight 195Kg model 21-TK18, serial number 17-04-13 year of manufacture 2017 has been stolen from farm premises in Sliders Lane, Furners Green, Uckfield. It appears that the intruders cut three strands out of the four to the field fence to gain entry.   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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Farm Watch Bulletin 31 August 2017 (Sussex Police)

1 month 2 weeks ago
Thursday, 31 August 2017 Farm Watch Coordinator's Update The number of loose animals on the highways this week has come down considerably with just 11 cases reported. This was made up of seven sheep and four horses. Please carry on checking your roadside hedges and fences on a daily basis.  Kindest regards  Phillip   Crime and incident update   Monday 21 August 2017 to Sunday 27 August 2017 Area Ref Date Details Adur & Worthing     Nothing reported Arun 0361 21/08/2017 An unsuccessful attempt to steal a trailer was made from outside a residence in Bognor Regis. 0125 24/08/2017 Intruders to a farm in Flansham Lane, Bognor Regis, were disturbed after getting into a barn. They then attempted to hot wire a van. The two intruders were seen, one had a grey hoodie. They made off across the grass. Brighton & Hove       Nothing reported Chichester 1010 23/08/2017 Three people were seen and suspected of hare coursing in Up Marden, Chichester. 0966 24/08/2017 West Sussex Fire & Rescue were called out to a suspected barn fire in Aldsworth Common Road, Chichester. 0452 25/08/2017 A log splitter has been stolen from farm premises in Burton Park Road, Petworth. 0942 27/08/2017 A red Honda quadbike has been stolen from a farm in Telegraph Hill, Midhurst. The intruder(s) approached the barn by damaging a side fence, they then managed to break into the barn and remove the quadbike. Crawley     Nothing reported Eastbourne     Nothing reported Gatwick     Nothing reported Hastings 1361 22/08/2017 East Sussex Fire & Rescue were called to what was described as either a barn fire or controlled fire in Mill Lane, Hastings. 0861 24/08/2017 Heritage An intruder has thrown a dumbbell through the roof and into the offices of Palace Court, White Rock. This forms part of the True Crime Museum. Horsham 0860 24/08/2017 The barn to a farm in Chiltington Lane, Billingshurst, has been entered by forcing the metal roller shutter and raising it about 10 inches. The intruders have then removed some windows from a caravan parked inside it and vandalised it. CCTV footage is being inspected. 0637 25/08/2017 Heritage Person or persons unknown have dumped a load of rubbish in the car park of Bramber Castle. Not only does this thoughtless act cost English Heritage a large sum of money to get it taken away, but the offender has committed the crime of “Depositing controlled waste without a licence”. 1318 26/08/2017 Three outbuildings to a farm in Hayes Lane, Slinfold, Horsham, have been broken into by smashing down the doors. Many tools have been stolen and a vice attached to a worktable has also been stolen. Several thousand pounds worth of damage has been caused to the buildings, this includes the roof, ceilings and internal cladding. 0402 27/08/2017 0418 A farm in Reeds Lane, Southwater, has been entered via a field to the rear of the premises. A barn has been broken into by cutting the locks and a can of diesel was left outside. The window to a truck was smashed to gain access, a Nissan Warrior L200 was moved but it is believed that the intruders were interrupted and fled the scene. Lewes 1162 21/08/2017 Local Police called on a farmer in Ditchling Road, Offham, Lewes, to inform him that some of his sheep were on the road. The farmer rounded them up and then discovered that intruders had cut the chain to the gate and removed it (hence why the sheep had escaped). Do not assume that because your gates are chained they are stock proof. 1560 22/08/2017 East Sussex Fire & Rescue sent two pump units to a farmhouse In Ditchling Road, Offham, that had been struck by lightning. Mid Sussex     Nothing reported Rother     Nothing reported Wealden 0084 21/08/2017 East Sussex Fire & Rescue were called to a hay bale fire in Shepham Lane, Polegate. 90 X 5’ round bales were in a stack and ablaze, whilst some were able to be moved others were destroyed. The Fire Service confirmed that the cause of fire was arson. 0346 21/08/2017 Four people were seen lamping on farm land in Hankham Hall Lane, Hankham. When approached they got into their vehicle, a Mitsubishi Pajero, and drove off shining lights in the farmers face. 0230 22/08/2017 An Ifor Williams plant trailer, model GX106G, has been stolen from farm premises in Framfield.   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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Farm Watch Bulletin 24 August 2017 (Sussex Police)

1 month 3 weeks ago
Thursday, 24 August 2017 Farm Watch Coordinator's Update Again this week, it is very disappointing to see a high number of animals reported as loose on the highways of Sussex. It has risen from 61 last week to 83 this week; these figures are made up of 62 cows, 20 sheep and 1 horse. Please, please can I remind all livestock keepers to check their roadside fences and hedges on a daily basis.  This week we have again had a number of calls to us in relation to uninvited visitors driving into properties and having a look around. Invariably, when they have been challenged they have offered an excuse and then made off. If possible, please try and obtain the registration details of any vehicles and report them via the police non-emergency number or via the Sussex Police website. We do sometimes receive reports of a crime taking place and then upon further investigation we can see that several calls have been made in relation to a suspect vehicle having been in the area at the time.  Kindest regards  Phillip   Crime and incident update   Monday 14 August 2017 to Sunday 20 August 2017 Area Ref Date Details Adur & Worthing 0586 17/08/2017 Three males with Lurchers have been sighted on several occasions recently in the Lancing area and the informant believes that they are poaching and hunting. Arun 0884 14/08/2017 A land owner in Church Lane, Eastergate, Chichester, is having repeated problems with children climbing onto a stack of very large hay bales and playing. He is concerned that if they give way a child could be severely injured. 0329 17/08/2017 Another land owner, this time from Westergate Street, Westergate, Chichester, is having similar problems with four children between the ages 13-16 jumping and playing on a stack of hay bales. Brighton & Hove       Nothing reported Chichester 0385 19/08/2017 A Pecker digger has been stolen from premises in The Broadway, Chichester. 0479 19/08/2017 A garage to the side of a house in Grafton Road, Selsey, Chichester, was entered and various items were stolen. Items stolen include garden machinery, a strimmer, a hedge trimmer, a battery and battery charger, bottles of wine and two bags (no doubt to put the wine in). 1052 20/08/2017 A farm yard in Ides Common, Eartham, was entered and a ladder was stolen. This incident was captured on CCTV including the intruders and their vehicle along with the registration details. Crawley     Nothing reported Eastbourne 1444 15/08/2017 Heritage An amount of lead has been stolen from the porch roof of Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Place, Eastbourne. Gatwick     Nothing reported Hastings     Nothing reported Horsham 0951 16/08/2017 West Sussex Fire & Rescue sent pumps to a tractor fire in a field in Mayes Lane, Warnham. Lewes 0626 16/08/2017 East Sussex Fire & Rescue attended a very large field fire in Ridge Road, Falmer, with four pumps. Mid Sussex     Nothing reported Rother 0543 18/08/2017 A suspect vehicle was seen to enter a farm in Henley Down, Catsfield. When approached the driver enquired about a Land Rover and then livery for a horse. The vehicle is a white Ford Transit van on a 55 plate, this vehicle has been connected to other crimes. Wealden 0326 15/08/2017 Two Honda quad bikes, both red, have been stolen from farm premises in Hankham Hall Road, Hankham. Both are TRX420 models, the serial number of the first is HFTE405H4300511 -  engine number 8415237, the serial number of the second is 1HFTE4057G4200397 - engine number 8315570. It is believed that the intruders entered from the property next door. 1605 19/08/2017 East Sussex Fire & Rescue attended a hay bale fire in Glynleigh Road, Pevencey, where approximately 100 bales were damaged. 0725 20/08/2017 Metal garden furniture and metal flower containers have been stolen from the garden of a farmhouse in Gate House Lane, Framfield, Uckfield.   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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Neighbourhood Watch newsletter August edition (Neighbourhood & Home Watch Network)

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Farm Watch Bulletin 17 August 2017 (Sussex Police)

2 months ago
Thursday, 17 August 2017 Farm Watch Coordinator's Update After last week’s sharp increase in loose animals on the highway to 40 from 2 the previous week, I am saddened to report that that this week it has increased to 61, a rise of over 50%. This is made up of 53 sheep, 5 cows and 3 horses. Please keep checking your roadside hedges, fences and gates daily. According to figures just released by The NFU Mutual, the ten most popular items for rural thefts are.  1 Hand Tools (Chainsaws, Hedge Cutters, Strimmer’s, Leaf Blowers etc) 2 Quads / ATV 3 Garden Equipment 4 Land Rover Defenders 5 Machinery 6 Livestock 7 Trailers and Horse Boxes 8 Oil / Diesel 9 Equine related 10 Tractors Quads and ATV Quads and ATVs (All-Terrain Vehicles) are disappearing from farms in large numbers – thanks to being easy to transport and lack of registration plates. The cost of Quad and ATV theft claims to NFU Mutual rose to £2m, an increase of 11% from 2015 to 2016. CESAR marking and tracking devices are the most effective security measures – once basic measures of keeping vehicles out of sight in a building with the machine secured to have been addressed. Land Rover Defenders Since the last of Land Rover’s iconic Defender rolled off the production line in January last year it has become an even bigger target for thieves. Costs for theft of Defender vehicle claims to NFU Mutual rose to £2.1 million in 2016, an increase of 17% since 2015. The region with the highest cost of Land Rover Defender thefts last year was the North East, followed by the South East, the Midlands and the South West. Tractors Thieves are increasingly cloning the identity of tractors to make detection more difficult. Eastern counties are being targeted most. Thieves are stealing small, older tractors for export to third world countries as well as expensive large models. Livestock The estimated cost of livestock theft fell from £2.9m in 2015 to £2.2m in 2016. All UK regions experienced a fall - apart from Wales where the cost rose by £100,000. Thefts of large numbers of lambs are raising concerns that stock is being stolen for slaughter and processing outside regulated abattoirs before illegally entering the food chain. Technology - including DNA testing and electronic chips in boluses now offer robust evidence to help bring rustlers to justice. Please bear in mind that these figures relate to the whole of the UK and may not be true to Sussex. Kindest regards  Phillip   Crime and incident update   Monday 07 August 2017 to Sunday 13 August 2017 Area Ref Date Details Adur & Worthing     Nothing reported Arun 0487 10/08/2017 Heritage St Mary’s Church, Church Street, Littlehampton has suffered three identical acts of vandalism to a leaded light window on 3, 8 and 9 of this month. The same window has been attacked by person/s unknown throwing a brick or stone through it to the south side of the church, repairs are likely to exceed £500. 0342 13/08/2017 Six batteries and a security lighting system have been stolen from a field in Horsemere, Green Lane, Littlehampton. Brighton & Hove       Nothing reported Chichester 0174 07/08/2017 A white Ford Transit with a flatbed tipping unit has been stolen from farm in Rowlands Castle. The good news is that as it was close to the Hampshire border the details were shared. This resulted in Hampshire Police recovering the vehicle. 0938 10/08/2017 A fuel tank with 100 gallons of heating oil in it has been stolen from premises in Birdham Road, Chichester. A lorry with lifting equipment would have been required to remove it. Crawley 0351 07/08/2017 Three males were caught on CCTV breaking into premises in Fernhill, Crawley. They entered the building twice stealing wiring valued at £14,000. The thieves made two journeys to remove the wire, it would have weighed in the region of 3 tonnes. 0607 07/08/2017 A stable yard on the A23 Crawley was broken into by having the padlock cropped. They then cut the lock to a large container. It appears that nothing was stolen but several of the horses had part of their tails pulled to one side and twisted. 0375 11/08/2017 The spare wheel and aluminium side steps to a Land Rover Discovery were stolen whilst parked in a public car park. Eastbourne     Nothing reported Gatwick     Nothing reported Hastings     Nothing reported Horsham 0303 09/08/2017 The barn to a farm in Strood Lane, Warnham, has been broken into by cutting the padlock. A black holdall that contained numerous ropes, a climbing harness, pullies and caribbean’s together with a big black box that contained multiple chainsaw accessories. The above items are accessories used by a tree surgeon.    0384 09/08/2017 An unsuccessful attempt was made to break into stables in Horsham Road, Rusper. Lewes     Nothing reported Mid Sussex 0340 09/08/2017 The post box to a farm in Harwoods Lane, East Grinstead, has been wrenched from a wall, it is suspected that it was broken in the process as parts of it were found on the ground. Rother 0587 11/08/2017 East Sussex Fire & Rescue attended a fire in a barn in Ewehurst Green, youths were seen running from the scene. The Fire Service confirm that the ignition was deliberate. 0603 12/08/2017 A farmer from Whatlington Road, Battle, was experiencing problems with dogs attacking his sheep so he put cattle in the field, he has now put four rams in the field again and the dog problem has started again as two of the rams have been injured and it looks as if it has been caused by a large dog. Wealden 1226 07/08/2017 Two, possibly three quad bikes have been stolen from a barn in Street End Lane, Heathfield. At this time I do not have details of make, colour or serial numbers. 0708 09/08/2017 Over a period of three hours, 5 sheep were attacked by a dog on a farm in London Road, Forest Row. Two that had to be put down, one had bites on all legs and the other had two legs chewed off. Injuries to the other three include bites to their ears, legs and throats but the owner was able to treat them.   Help us keep Sussex safe If you saw or heard anything, or have any information about any incident in this message please contact us online, email us at 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting the reference number provided. Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org   Wildlife Officers Please only contact your local Wildlife Officers for any general enquiries or questions, not to report a crime. Report all crimes and incidents to Sussex Police online, email us at 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101.   Area Officer Email Adur and Worthing PS Steve Turner   stephen.turner@sussex.pnn.police.uk   Arun PCSO Loraine Dixon loraine.dixon@sussex.pnn.police.uk Brighton and Hove PC Andrea Leahy andrea.leahy@sussex.pnn.police.uk Chichester PCSO Colin Booker colin.booker@sussex.pnn.police.uk Crawley PS Chris Glasspool christopher.glasspool@sussex.pnn.police.uk Eastbourne PC Louis Thompson louis.thompson@sussex.pnn.police.uk Hastings PC Nick Bellhouse nicholas.bellhouse@sussex.pnn.police.uk Horsham PEO Louisa Hull louisa.hull@sussex.pnn.police.uk Lewes PC Pete Hall peter.hall@sussex.pnn.police.uk Mid Sussex PS Chris Glasspool christopher.glasspool@sussex.pnn.police.uk Rother PCSO Daryl Holter daryl.holter@sussex.pnn.police.uk Wealden PC Richard Waters richard.water@sussex.pnn.police.uk   Stay in the know with social media Sussex Police Horse Watch   Links and attachments: Sussex Police will only ever link you to secure websites we trust. 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Pacific Pink Salmon (Angling Trust)

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

Farm Watch Bulletin 10 August 2017 (Sussex Police)

2 months 1 week ago
Thursday, 10 August 2017 Farm Watch Coordinator's Update This week there has been a sharp rise in the number of animals reported loose on the highway from 2 last week, to 40 this week. This was made up of 31 sheep, 7 horses and 2 cows. Please continue to check your roadside hedges, fences and gates daily. There have been many reports of fly tipping taking place this week, one particularly nasty one was were a dead sheep was dumped. Kindest regards Phillip Crime and incident update   Monday 31 July 2017 to Sunday 06 August 2017 Area Ref Date Details Adur & Worthing     Nothing reported Arun     Nothing reported Brighton & Hove       Nothing reported Chichester 0759 31/07/2017 A farm in West Stoke Road, West Lavant, has been entered and parts from a hay turner have been removed and stolen. Estimated cost of parts £600. Crawley     Nothing reported Eastbourne     Nothing reported Gatwick     Nothing reported Hastings     Nothing reported Horsham 0758 31/07/2017 A group of three males in their 20s were seen driving around a field in Spring Lane, Horsham. They then tried hiding the vehicle under the hedgerow before riding off on bicycles. Fortunately, the horses kept in the field were unharmed. Lewes 0303 04/08/2017 A farm in Chyngton Lane, Seaford had its workshop broken into and 12 old batteries were stolen. Mid Sussex 0330 04/08/2017 A tractor mounted roller has been stolen from premises in College Road, Ardingly. 0699 04/08/1017 A barn and shed in woodland off Slugwash Lane, Haywards Heath, have been broken into. Benches inside have been broken up. Rother 0602 31/07/2017 There is evidence of poaching having taken place on a farm in North Trade Road, Battle. Neighbours heard at least three-gun shots overnight and this morning the sheep seemed spooked. 0781 31/07/2017 A farmer from Bugsell Mill Lane, Hurst Green, Etchingham, found one of their sheep dead after having been mauled by a dog. It had only recently occurred as the blood was fresh and the other sheep were distressed. Wealden 0480 31/07/2017 Two persons broke into a compound in Pump Lane Framfield and stole a large wood chipper that was on wheels. 0185 01/08/2017 A quad bike was stolen overnight from a farm in Cansiron Lane Holtye. This on the county borders of Sussex, Surrey and Kent, all three police forces were notified, due to an eagle-eyed lady who spotted youths and thinking it looked suspicious. Police were able to recover the quad bike. 0651 01/08/2017 Sometime between 15:30 and 17:00 Hours a vehicle in Old Loom Mill, Ersham Road, a blue van was broken into and a chainsaw and a hedge cutter were stolen. 0409 02/08/2017 A blue Morris Minor 1000cc was stolen from premises in Palehouse Common, Framfield, Uckfield. The registration number starts LMB. 0973 06/08/2017 Stables and a barn in Park Lane, Laughton, were entered by cropping the locks. Three chainsaws, two hedge cutters and one leaf blower were stolen.   Help us keep Sussex safe If you saw or heard anything, or have any information about any incident in this message please contact us online, email us at 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting the reference number provided. Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org   Wildlife Officers Please only contact your local Wildlife Officers for any general enquiries or questions, not to report a crime. Report all crimes and incidents to Sussex Police online, email us at 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101.   Area Officer Email Adur and Worthing PS Steve Turner   stephen.turner@sussex.pnn.police.uk   Arun PCSO Loraine Dixon loraine.dixon@sussex.pnn.police.uk Brighton and Hove PC Andrea Leahy andrea.leahy@sussex.pnn.police.uk Chichester PCSO Colin Booker colin.booker@sussex.pnn.police.uk Crawley PS Chris Glasspool christopher.glasspool@sussex.pnn.police.uk Eastbourne PC Louis Thompson louis.thompson@sussex.pnn.police.uk Hastings PC Nick Bellhouse nicholas.bellhouse@sussex.pnn.police.uk Horsham PEO Louisa Hull louisa.hull@sussex.pnn.police.uk Lewes PC Pete Hall peter.hall@sussex.pnn.police.uk Mid Sussex PS Chris Glasspool christopher.glasspool@sussex.pnn.police.uk Rother PCSO Daryl Holter daryl.holter@sussex.pnn.police.uk Wealden PC Richard Waters richard.water@sussex.pnn.police.uk   Stay in the know with social media Sussex Police Horse Watch   Links and attachments: Sussex Police will only ever link you to secure websites we trust. We will only send you attachments where we believe it is absolutely necessary.
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