4 x 4’s Drivers Caused Criminal Damage

Police Appeal for Information

Police are appealing for information after 4×4 vehicle drivers caused criminal damage to a gate and fields in the Pebsham area of Bexhill.

Sometime overnight on Wednesday (2 November), a gate was forced open by several 4×4 vehicles, which were then driven over fields damaging crops.

Over a period of several weeks field gates and posts in this area have been subjected to damage. The estimated repair cost now stands at £1,500.

Criminal Damage done to Farmland
Criminal Damage done to Farmland

Rother wildlife crime officer, PCSO Daryl Holter said: “While we believe the drivers of these vehicles feel that driving around the property is fun, this mindless damage is not only costly to the farmer but is also affecting his livelihood as it is wasting large areas of cropped land.”

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PCSO Holter said: “On top of this we have further concerns for the safety of livestock in these fields. If these animals escape they could be in danger and could cause accidents”.

“We would like to hear from the drivers of the vehicles or from anyone with information about this.”

If you are a witness or have any information please report online https://sussex.police.uk/contact-us/response-to-appeal/ quoting serial 1008 of 03/11.

“Rye’s Own Bulletin” Wednesday 9 November 2016