Defibrillator stolen from shop in Randalstown

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Police in Antrim are appealing for witnesses following the theft of a defibrillator outside a shop in New Street in Randalstown sometime between 11.15pm on Thursday night (April 27) and 9.20am on Friday morning (April 28).

Sergeant David Coulter said: “This type of equipment is used to benefit the wider public and fitted on an outside wall so that it can be used in an emergency.

“It is a vital piece of equipment that could mean the difference between life and death for someone. I would appeal to anyone who knows of the whereabouts of this defibrillator to contact police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 262 of 28/4/17

“Alternatively, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”