Lifesaving machine stolen

AED kit

Volunteers in Hampshire have been left shocked after thieves stole a £2,000 lifesaving defibrillator.

Heartstart FR2

The automatic defibrillator is used to treat heart attack victims by giving electric shocks.

It was stolen from the charity’s New Forest base at Gordleton Industrial Park, Lymington.

We work hard to raise money to buy this type of lifesaving equipment.

Jo Powell
Leader, New Forest South

Jo Powell, leader of St John’s New Forest South group, said: 'As a charity, we work hard to raise enough money to buy this type of lifesaving equipment and it's very disappointing that someone has just taken it away.

'I would urge anyone who knows anything about this missing defib to contact Hampshire police.'

The missing defibrillator is a Heartstart FR2 model, which comes in a bright yellow plastic carrying box – similar in size to a small, portable drill.

Anyone with information should contact PC 748 Lesley Russell at Hampshire police on 0845 045 45 45.