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Sussex Countrywatch

Alert message sent 18/12/2018 12:27:00

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Sussex Countrywatch foreword:
It’s nearly Christmas and the weather has become cold wet and windy.
Please take a moment to keep an eye on your neighbours (however far away they may be). There are many people out there who are extremely vulnerable this time of year and have little or no support around them.
At a time when many will be over-indulging and giving gifts please take a moment to consider those around you who are not able to enjoy that same feeling either through isolation, lack of mobility, depravity or any other reason. For some just a knock on the door and a five minute chat can be enough to lift someone’s spirits.
Sussex Police has a number of campaigns running over Christmas, one of them is #leavealighton. This is aimed at reducing burglaries by leaving a light on. To find out more please follow this link -

What’s been happening?

Four industrial sized fly-tips have been deposited across Chichester and Arun Districts. The four piles of waste totalling an estimated 80 tons. Each pile is around 3 metres across by 10 metres long and around 2 metres high and have been dumped on private land leaving landowners facing thousands of pounds of clear up costs.
Officers from the Environment Agency and Sussex Police are working together to investigate these incidents and would like anyone with any information to come forward and tell us.
It is believed that a large heavy goods vehicle has been used to deposit the waste which is made up of partly processed commercial and household rubbish.
The four piles have been left on private land between the 19th November and the 11th December.
Land owners along Eartham Road, Blackmill Lane, Thicket Lane and Eastergate Lane have all been victims of industrial fly-tipping.
If anyone has any information which may assist with our investigation please e-mail or call on 101 quoting reference 885 13/12/2018.

A vehicle has been found stuck and dumped in a field in the Runcton area of Chichester. The vehicle is believed to have been used for hare or deer coursing and has been driven about 100 metres into a field before becoming stuck in the mud up to the axles. Enquiries are ongoing to try and identify the occupants of the vehicle. Please consider blocking field access and gateways with large items when not being used for extended periods of time.
Serial 520 08/12/2018 refers.

Help us keep Sussex Safe
As the eyes and ears of our rural community, if you have any information about an incident in this message please contact us online or call 101, quoting the reference number provided.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on their dedicated rural crime reporting number 0800 783 0137 or online here

Wildlife Officers can be contacted via local email addresses
Please only contact your local Wildlife Officers for any general enquiries or questions, not to report a crime. Report all crimes and incidents to Sussex Police online or call 101.
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Brighton and Hove:
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