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Man arrested after defibrillator vandalised in east Belfast

By Claire Williamson

Published 28/11/2016

CCTV footage shows the defibrillator box being smashed in east Belfast
CCTV footage shows the defibrillator box being smashed in east Belfast

A man has been arrested after a defibrillator was vandalised in east Belfast.

It happened on the Woodstock Road area on Sunday November 27 outside a funeral directors.

After the family firm David Crymble & Sons Funeral Directors opened their new premises in October, they decided they wanted to put something back into the community.

It was reported that at around 3pm, four males caused criminal damage to the defibrillator.

Although the defibrillator itself was not damaged, the glass front of the box containing it was smashed, meaning it had to be removed until repairs are carried out

Inspector Keith Hutchinson said : “One male has since been arrested in relation to this incident and remains in police custody.

"We are appealing to anyone that may have any information or to anyone that may have witnessed any suspicious activity in the Woodstock Road area at the time to contact Strandtown Police Station on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 717 on 27/11/16.

"Or, alternatively if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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