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Anger as defibrillator destroyed in GAA club break-in

A defibrillator has been destroyed and a window smashed during a break-in at a GAA club in County Tyrone.

It happened at Saint Macartan's GAA club on the Gargadis Road in Trillick.

The hall was vandalised sometime between midnight on Friday and 11am on Saturday.

The SDLP's Daniel McCrossan said he was furious when he heard of the incident.

He said: "The idiots responsible targeted life-saving equipment, a defibrillator which was badly damaged and thrown around the grounds.

"A ground floor window to the ladies' toilets was broken and the defibrillator/replacement pads were removed from the cabinet and totally destroyed.

"The club are are asking if anyone seen any suspicious activity/persons near the club grounds mid week to contact its Chairman.

"This was a reckless act of selfishness and thuggery - clearly taking no notice of the importance of such equipment to save someone's life at a very critical moment."

Police have appealed for anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the area to contact them.

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