James Billing outside Jones and Billing Butchers shop in Framfield Road, Uckfield, which is closed today after a burglary last night. James hopes to be open again tomorrow.

Police investigate break-in at Uckfield butcher’s shop

Police are investigating a burglary which took place overnight at Jones and Billing Butchers in Framfield Road, Uckfield.

They say entry was forced sometime between 8.45pm on Monday, September 18, and 7am on Tuesday, September 19 and a quantity of stock was stolen.

Forensics have been carried out at the premises and anyone with information is asked to report it online at https://sussex.police.uk/appealresponse or call 101 quoting serial 224 of 19/09

Alternatively, you can visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.


James Billing says the shop remains closed today. A scenes of crime officer has been in this morning, he has had three doors repaired and he needs to re-stock before opening for business again tomorrow.

The raid took place through the back of the shop and he didn’t notice anything wrong until he opened up this morning and walked through the premises.

A walk-in freezer had been emptied and other stock stolen included whole sirloins, whole rib-eyes, whole rumps and two whole sides of pork. He was stunned that a whole pig had been taken.

Also stolen were duck breasts, duck legs, and chicken livers.

He thinks the thieves must have gone down a side alley into a neighbours garden and from there into the back of his premises, or from a car park behind.

Locks on three doors were broken.

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