‘Truly despicable’ thieves steal defibrillator

Image: a defibrillator like this was stolen

Thoughtless thieves have stolen a defibrillator for outside a barber shop on Park Lane.

The defibrillators, which can often prevent sudden death, was noticed to be missing during a routine check on Monday 11 April.

Macclesfield police say enquiries are underway to find the missing defibrillator which could have been taken during the week commencing 7 March.

Photo taken when the defibrillator was installed outside The Traditional Barbers on Park Lane, Macclesfield

Sergeant Helen Percival said: “To steal a potentially life-saving device from a community is truly despicable and I want residents to know we are doing all we can to find the person responsible.

“Officers have been conducting enquiries in the local area and I would urge anyone who may have noticed anyone acting suspiciously around the area to please get in touch.

“The same goes for anyone who may have seen someone with the device or has CCTV or dashcam footage of the area.

“Any information, no matter how big or small, could really assist us with our investigation and lead us to restore the defibrillator to the town.”

Anyone with information about the theft is urged to contact Cheshire Police via https://www.cheshire.police.uk/police-forces/cheshire-constabulary/areas/cheshire/about-us/about-us/provide-more-information-about-an-appeal/ or call 101 quoting IML 1243183.

Information can also be passed on to Crimestoppers anonymously by visiting https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/forms/give-information-anonymously or calling 0800 555 111.

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