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Life-saving machine stolen from outside Newtownards shop

 

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The defibrillator stolen from the shop.

The defibrillator stolen from the shop.

The Vivo store where the theft happened

The Vivo store where the theft happened

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The defibrillator stolen from the shop.

A life-saving defibrillator machine has been stolen from outside a shop in Newtownards.

The piece of equipment had been hanging on a wall outside, and police are examining CCTV footage to identify those involved.

A spokesperson for PSNI Ards has asked residents in the local area to be on the lookout in case it has been discarded nearby.

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The Vivo store where the theft happened

The Vivo store where the theft happened

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The Vivo store where the theft happened

 

A defibrillator is used to give a high-energy shock to the heart through the chest wall to someone who is in cardiac arrest.

Anyone with any information about the machine can contact the non-emergency number on 101 quoting reference number cc2017081500190.

Alternatively they can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Belfast Telegraph