PSNI appeal for witnesses after life-saving defibrillator damaged in Derry

Police

Police in Derry are appealing for witnesses after a defibrillator was damaged in Church Meadow in the Waterside area during the early hours of this morning.

The defibrillator was removed from its storage container on the wall of a local shop and thrown onto the Rossdowney Road causing considerable damage to it.

SDLP councilor, Martin Reilly has condemned the vandalism, he aid the person responsible has given little consideration to the fact that the defibrillator is there to save lives and that these actions could result in a tragedy the next time it is needed.

Inspector Gregory Smyth said: “This defibrillator was installed for the whole community to use in the case of an emergency and it is very disappointing that someone would want to damage this important piece of life saving equipment.

The PSNI are appealing for anyone who has any information about the incident to contact police in Strand Road on the non emergency number 101.