Police warn Wealden residents to be vigilant as rural crime continues despite the snow

Police want to remind people to stay with their vehicle while they defrost it on cold winter days.

They explain it only takes a few seconds for an opportunist thief to steal from or take a vehicle away from a drive or outside a house where it can be a tempting target.

Rural crime continues in the cold weather.

A garden shed in Down Street, Nutley was broken into between November 26-27 when a strimmer and hedge cutter were stolen.

Following recent thefts of animal feed and bedding, more bales of straw were taken from a farm on Green Lane, Crowborough on two separate occasions.

One theft was between November 27-28 and the other between November 29-20.

On the same night a green Citroen 2X estate car was stolen from a farm in Blackham.

A day later about ten sheds were broken into on allotments in Blackboys when damage was also done to a chicken coop at the site.

Still in Blackboys, police say at some time over the last two weeks central heating oil was stolen from an outdoor tank on Tickerage Lane.