Missing 13 year old Bethany Sadler

Tuesday 25th August 2015

Police are extremely concerned for the welfare of a 13-year-old girl who has been reported missing from her home in Henry Burt Way, Burgess Hill.

Bethany Jade Sadler is described as white, 5’3″, of medium build, with medium brown hair. She may be wearing white trainers with light blue sides and velcro fastenings.

She was last seen at her home at 6.45am on Tuesday (25 August). Police Constable Paul Bubb, of the Mid Sussex Neighbourhood Ressponse Team, said: “We are very concerned for Bethany and every effort is being made to find her as quickly as possible.”

If you see Bethany or have any information about where she may be please email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting serial 231 of 25/8.

If she is in danger or in need of urgent medical attention please call 999 immediately.

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This message was sent by PCSO Eve Maryan 27921 Public Engagement Officer Mid Sussex

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Tonto, he say ..

The Lone Ranger leaves The Royal Oak at Poynings

We not work for pay. We work for justice.

Reassure worried sheep, round up rustled cattle and chase stolen quad bikes across the Downs — become a Sussex Equine Ranger:

Horse riders are being asked to help police fight the rising levels of rural crime by becoming horse rangers. The pilot areas are Bolney, Warninglid,Twineham, Hickstead, Albourne, Pyecombe, Poynings, Fulking, Hurspierpoint, Sayers Common and Hassocks. Crimes include theft of tractors, agricultural equipment, quad bikes and livestock .. equestrian equipment is featured in the top ten items most commonly targeted.

Application deadline August 10th. More information here.

Cold call burglaries

Cold-callers linked to 26 burglaries in the region
Sussex Police report:

Since August there have been 26 break-ins at towns and villages across the Horsham district that detectives believe have been committed by the same people. The offences began in August in Storrington but have spread to Coolham, Henfield, Steyning, Horsham, Pulborough, Bramber, Billingshurst, Kirdford, West Chiltington and Ashurst as well as Petworth in the Chichester district. The thieves have escaped with jewellery, cash and unusual household ornaments.

Katy Wood, from the Operation Magpie team, said: “We believe the offenders could be cold-calling at homes to try to work out who is in and whether they are likely to have valuables. We think they are then returning when no one is home — perhaps because the residents have told them they won’t be there — and breaking in”.

The victims closest to Fulking were located at Broomfield Road in Henfield, Kings Barn Lane in Steyning, Maudlyn Park in Bramber, and School Lane in Ashurst.

Changing numberplates

Silver Audi A3
Please look out for a silver Audi A3 and/or a blue Ford Mondeo acting suspiciously.

A gang of burglars have attacked 40+ houses between 15:00 and midnight, across Mid-Sussex (mainly), East Sussex and Surrey, on 14 dates in October and November. They use lockup garages to store these cars (with no numberplates). They then steal numberplates from cars with the correct model/colours, use the stolen numberplates, commit burglaries, ditch the stolen numberplates, and hide the unmarked cars to use again.

If you see such a car that seems to have changed its numberplates, or your car has lost its numberplates, please phone Police on 101 (the non-emergency number). Or if you find dumped numberplates. If you think you’re seeing a burglary in progress, or about to happen, phone 999.

Oh — and there’s a £10,000 reward for a tip that leads to a successful conviction…

Richard Corner [219]

Stolen!

Black Range Rover
A new black Range Rover was stolen from Yew Tree Cottage last night. Contact the police now if you saw anything that might be relevant. And don’t leave your car keys on the kitchen table when you go to bed tonight.

Richard Corner (219) adds:

Did you see a black Range Rover, in convoy with a second car, between 10:00om on Thursday 25th and 6:00am on Friday 26th September? If so, please phone Sussex Police on the non-emergency number (101), reference 0251 of 26th September.

The car may be hidden in the countryside somewhere. It was FR11 STY, but the plates have probably been removed by now. If you see such a car, phone 101. If you happen to see anyone near it, then phone 999.

Nikki Frost adds:

[The burglars] entered the house through a small window taking phones, car, wallet and other bits while the whole family slept up stairs.

Sussex Police add:

A black Range Rover Sport worth more than £60,000 was stolen from the Poynings area north of Brighton between 10:30 pm on Thursday (25 September) and 7:10am the next day. The vehicle, registration FR11 STY, has distinctive, non-standard brown leather upholstery. One line of enquiry being followed by police is that it may have been stolen to order. The car’s owner is in the motor trade and other dealers have been notified of the theft.

Updated: 1st October.

Renewed traveller risk

Albourne map
There’s an illegal occupation by travellers near the Village Hall in Albourne, and the people may be moved on. MSDC and Sussex Police are aware of it. If you have any issues relating to this occupation, phone Sussex Police on 101 (the non-emergency number). If you see a crime being committed (or just about to be), phone 999 instead. As ever, please continue to keep your garden sheds, outbuildings, etc., secured.

Richard Corner, 219

Update: direct action by Sompting residents earlier this week.