27/01/2020

Appeal As Defibrillator Stolen In West Belfast

Police have launched an appeal for information after a defibrillator was stolen from a shop in west Belfast.

It's understood the potentially lifesaving device was removed from the outside of a shop on the Glen Road in the early hours of Sunday morning, 26 January.

Detectives are appealing for information.
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Chief Inspector Gillian Kearney said: "Defibrillators, with 24/7 access, are situated outside stores in key areas to help in medical emergencies. Whoever thought it was socially acceptable to steal such an important piece of equipment has shown a total disregard for the safety of the community in west Belfast."

Anyone who witnessed the incident or believes they have information that may lead to the recovery of the device is urged to contact police at Woodbourne on 101, quoting reference 818 of 26/01/20.

Details can also be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.



(JG/CM)

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