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Man questioned after defibrillator taken in Antrim town

By Adrian Rutherford

A man has been arrested after a defibrillator was stolen from outside a shop in Co Antrim.

The life-saving piece of equipment, which can help restore a person's heartbeat in an emergency, was taken from premises in the Greystone Road area of Antrim town and damaged around 1.30pm yesterday.

Police said a 22-year-old was being questioned in connection with the matter.

Inspector Colin Ash 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.

"The 22-year-old suspect was arrested in the Antrim area this afternoon and remains in custody assisting police with their enquiries.

"I am appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident, or anyone with any information that can assist the investigation, to contact officers in Antrim Police Station on 101, quoting reference 824 08/04/18.

"Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, which is 100% anonymous."

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