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Shop Break-in Hassocks
Overnight 13-14/1 Orion News in Keymer Road was broken into, extensive damage was caused and money was taken from the till before the offenders made off when they were disturbed. Any info please to 101, serial [] refers. [10-02-17]
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Posted: Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:39:04 GMT | Permanent Link Permalink Post comments Comments [Disabled]

 

Hassocks Theft
On 31/1 a yard in Church Lane was broken into and a brand-new stump grinder worth over 4k was stolen. Any info please via 101, serial 425 refers. [10-02-17]
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Posted: Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:36:54 GMT | Permanent Link Permalink Post comments Comments [Disabled]

 

Vehicles Damaged Burgess Hill
Two instances of criminal vehicle damage have occurred. In the first, between 7.30pm 26/1 and 5.30pm 28/1 the rear and nearside windows were smashed on a car parked on a driveway in Mill Road, while on 29/1 a vehicle parked in South Close was ‘keyed’. Any info please via 101, serials 1071 and 239 refer respectively. [06-02-17]
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Posted: Mon, 06 Feb 2017 17:27:52 GMT | Permanent Link Permalink Post comments Comments [Disabled]

 

Haywards Heath Stabbing
On 20/1 at 1.50pm a 36-year-old man at a flat in Burchetts Close sustained significant stab wounds to his legs and was taken to hospital where he was detained. Two men in late 20s/early 30s and of mixed race or black are sought in connection with the attack. It appears those involved were known to each other rather than being a random attack. If you saw the suspects in the vicinity, or a silver car being driven away, please call on 101, Op. Richmond refers. [24-01-17]
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Posted: Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:54:31 GMT | Permanent Link Permalink Post comments Comments [Disabled]

 

Car Key Thefts Across West Sussex
Thieves breaking into houses in West Sussex and Hove have been stealing car keys (as well as jewellery and cash) and driving away in the owner's vehicle. Ten such incidents are being linked, including one in Haywards Heath. Here in Hurstwood Lane on 11/1 evening a grey Audi S4 Quattro was stolen along with a Honda CBR motorcycle, later recovered in Saltdean. Please secure your vehicle keys when not at home. Additionally, promptly report thefts of registration plates as these are often used on stolen vehicles to disguise identity. Contact on 101, Op Apricot refers. [23-01-17]
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Posted: Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:51:51 GMT | Permanent Link Permalink Post comments Comments [Disabled]

 

Mid Sussex Wanted Man
Danny Hannan, 26, is sought in connection with an assault on a woman known to him in Burgess Hill on 14/1 who required hospital treatment. Mr Hannan is white, 5' 10'', of proportionate built with short brown hair and has links to the Mid Sussex area. Please call on 101 with any information, serial 349 refers. [20-01-17]
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Posted: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:05:05 GMT | Permanent Link Permalink Post comments Comments [Disabled]

 

Hickstead Vehicle Break-ins
Overnight 17-18/1 three vehicles parked in the Travelodge at Hickstead were broken into and valuable tools and equipment stolen, any info please to 101, serial [] refers. If possible park overnight in a well-lit place, remove gear from your vehicles and set the alarm. [20-01-17]
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Posted: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:04:28 GMT | Permanent Link Permalink Post comments Comments [Disabled]

 

Hassocks Suspicious Device
On 14/1 at 9.30am a suspicious device was found in a Belmont Close property and the area was evacuated; the EOD were called and the device was made safe. A 50-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of making an explosive substance. An investigation was initiated and police would like to reassure people that they are treating this as an isolated incident and is not terrorist related. [16-01-17]
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Posted: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:53:03 GMT | Permanent Link Permalink Post comments Comments [Disabled]

 

Vehicle Drive-aways
During the current cold spell motorists are reminded not to leave their vehicle unattended with the engine running to clear the windows. Several incidents have occurred where vehicles have been driven off under these circumstances. Click this item for more... [06-01-17]
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Posted: Fri, 06 Jan 2017 11:39:37 GMT | Permanent Link Permalink Post comments Comments [Disabled]

 

Burgess Hill Burglary
Between 16-18/12 a house set back from Leylands Road near the junction with Noel Rise was broken into by forcing a side gate and window, and jewellery including a unique gold Longines watch worth 600 was taken. If you noticed suspicious activity that weekend in the immediate area please contact via 101, serial 387 refers. [23-12-16]
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Posted: Fri, 23 Dec 2016 13:56:56 GMT | Permanent Link Permalink Post comments Comments [Disabled]

 

Albourne Trailer Theft
Sometime on 14/12 an Ifor Williams horse trailer was stolen from premises in Henfield Road. Did you see or hear anything, or have any information? Call 101, serial 345 refers. Please property mark your farm machinery. [21-12-16]
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Posted: Wed, 21 Dec 2016 17:05:19 GMT | Permanent Link Permalink Post comments Comments [Disabled]

 

Bolney Farm Outbuilding Break-in
On 6/12 two neighbouring farms in Colwood Lane were entered; a padlock was cut off a farm gate to possibly gain access to the farm next-door, which was also entered by intruders just a few weeks ago. Often intruders return in the hope that stolen items have been replaced. Any info to 101, serial 331 refers. Please review your outbuilding security. [16-12-16]
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Posted: Fri, 16 Dec 2016 15:02:06 GMT | Permanent Link Permalink Post comments Comments [Disabled]

 

Break-in Burgess Hill
On 5/12 between 3.30 - 6pm a house in Glendale Road was broken into via a first floor window and stole jewellery and cash. Any info to 101, serial 1183 refers. [08-12-16]
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Posted: Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:35:12 GMT | Permanent Link Permalink Post comments Comments [Disabled]

 

Hassocks Home Break-in
Between 25-29/11 the back door to a house in Damian Way was broken through and silverware and cash were taken. Any info please to 101, serial 573 refers. [02-12-16]
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Posted: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:34:34 GMT | Permanent Link Permalink Post comments Comments [Disabled]

 

Vehicle Drive-aways
During the current cold spell motorists are reminded not to leave their vehicle unattended with the engine running to clear the windows. Several incidents have occurred where vehicles have been driven off under these circumstances. Click this item for more... [30-11-16]
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Posted: Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:03:24 GMT | Permanent Link Permalink Post comments Comments [Disabled]

 

Hassocks House Burglary
Between 21-26/10 while the occupier was away a home in Wilmington Close was broken into and cash and jewellery stolen. This included a sword shaped clip on a tie pin with mother of pearl inlay, and an analogue Zenith watch with a black leather strap with either Bill or William O’Driscoll engraved on the rear. Any suspicious activity noticed of if offered such items please contact on 101, serial 190 refers. [01-11-16]
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Posted: Tue, 01 Nov 2016 17:26:31 GMT | Permanent Link Permalink Post comments Comments [Disabled]

 

Outbuildings Break-ins
On 12/10 several sheds were broken into overnight in Woodsland Road, Hassocks when padlocks were forceably removed, and between 10-12/10 another entered in Kemps, Hurstpierpoint and a hedge cutter, power drill and chainsaw taken. Any suspicious activity noticed or info please to 101, serials 938 and 806 refer respectively. [21-10-16]
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Posted: Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:07:10 GMT | Permanent Link Permalink Post comments Comments [Disabled]

 

Vehicle Break-ins
A number of vans in Mid Sussex have been broken into and items stolen. On 13-14/10 a Mercedes parked at Sayers Common village hall in London Road lost expensive tools, including a Festell saw and vacuum, a black Stanley toolbox with tools, and a Bosch drill. And on 13/10 a hammer and cordless drills, chisels and a 4” cutter were stolen from a van parked in Holders, Albourne. Any info please to 101, serials 627 and 645 refer respectively. Ensure you take adequate security measures to secure your vehicle and stuff. [19-10-16]
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Posted: Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:46:23 GMT | Permanent Link Permalink Post comments Comments [Disabled]

 

Hurstpierpoint Attempted Theft
On 06/10 in College Lane two males, believed to be father and son, were poking about in an old van where three batteries from the adjacent farm plus various other items believed stolen were discovered. Any info to 101, serial 430 refers. [17-10-16]
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Posted: Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:11:12 GMT | Permanent Link Permalink Post comments Comments [Disabled]

 

Suspicious Hay Fire Cuckfield
On 6/10 the fire service attended a hay fire in a field off Ardingly Road where 20 tonnes of hay were lost in a deliberate attack. Any info please on 101, serial 1575 refers. [14-10-16]
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Posted: Fri, 14 Oct 2016 17:10:10 GMT | Permanent Link Permalink Post comments Comments [Disabled]

 

New Unofficial NHW Website Warning
Concerns have been raised about a new unofficial NHW website (nhwo.co.uk) which has been canvassing with the aim of getting coordinators to register their scheme and obtain membership resources. Many of the items sold are actually free from official sources. You should only register your scheme(s) on the Home Office approved portal for Neighbourhood Watch, NHWN (OurWatch) at:
https://www.neighbourhoodalert.co.uk/30/join  Then you will be able to pin your scheme on the local area map, publicise your scheme, post messages and freely use the publicity materials:
http://www.ourwatch.org.uk/your_local_area
http://www.ourwatch.org.uk/resource_centre
For the NHWN website please click this item. [13-01-12]
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Posted: Fri, 13 Jan 2012 16:10:01 GMT | Permanent Link Permalink Post comments Comments [Disabled]

 

Crimemapping Service
You can now get local crime figures for your street; including burglary, robbery, violence, vehicle crime and anti-social behaviour, updated monthly. Just type in your postcode or town and zoom in to your road. The facility also has contact details and feedback channels for local NPTs and details about forthcoming local police events. Click this item to check it out. [01-02-11]
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Posted: Tue, 01 Feb 2011 16:58:57 GMT | Permanent Link Permalink Post comments Comments [Disabled]

 

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