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Defibrillator stolen from Mater Hospital in Belfast

Police are appealing for information after a defibrillator device was stolen in north Belfast.
Staff Reporters

A DEFIBRILLATOR has been stolen from the grounds of the Mater Hospital in north Belfast.

The device, which is used to give aid to people suffering cardiac arrest, was stolen at the Crumlin Road hospital shortly before 2.50am on Saturday morning.

Police say they are looking for a male suspect of stocky build, around 6' tall with dark hair and a full beard.

He was reported to be wearing a dark grey jumper with white writing and blue jeans.

PSNI Sergeant Andrew Matson said: "This defibrillator is a vital, life-saving piece of equipment that could mean the difference between life or death for someone.

"We are appealing to anyone with information to contact police on 101 quoting reference 1251 of 3/7/22."

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