Police appeal for help in the wake of growing rural thefts
Police are appealing for information in the wake of a growing spate of rural thefts across the Midhurst and Petworth area.
On Monday, January 21 a farm building was broken into on London Road at Northchapel and a mini digger was stolen. (Serial 0214 21/1).
Between January 20 and January 21 a handcrafted garden chair was taken from The Street at Stedham (0470 21/1)and an outbuilding at Kirdford was broken into where the house was being refurbished. Items including a ride-on lawnmower, York stone and lead from a roof were stolen. (0355 21/1)
A farm outbuilding was broken into in Wardley Lane at Milland on Thursday, January 24 and a Honda TR420 red quad bike was taken. (0069 21/1) The following day, police received a report of a garage being broken into on New Road, Midhurst. Nothing was stolen but damage was caused to the door. (0763 25/1)
On Sunday, January 27 a burglary was reported to a house in Haslemere Road, Fernhurst. (0217 22/1) and the same day a mobile coffee van was broken into in Guildford Road at Loxwood and the contents were stolen. (0309 27/1)
Three valuable tractors were also stolen from a farm in Slade Lane at Rogate the same day. One was later recovered but two red Fendt vehicles are still missing. (Serial 0411 27/1)
In the early hours of last Tuesday, (January 29) vans, equipment and tools worth £25,000 were stolen from Strudwick Scaffolding at Stedham Sawmills
Anyone who saw or heard anything, or has information is asked to report it to police at https://www.sussex.police. uk/contact-us/report-online/ quoting the reference number provided. Information can also be emailed to police at [email protected]sex.pnn.police. uk, call 101 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.