Vandals steal life-saving defibrillator from Fife high school

Police in Fife are investigating after the vandalism and the theft of an defibrillator which was stolen from Glenrothes High School.

Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 11:46 am
Police are appealing for the public's help.

The lifesaving equipment was stolen from the Napier Road school sometime between Thursday, 25 March and Friday, 26 March.

A number of plant pots were also smashed in the same area.

The defibrillator has since been recovered after being discarded in a garden.

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Inspector Kirk Donnelly of Glenrothes Police Station said "This type of equipment is often obtained through local community fundraising and there locations carefully chosen so they are available to anyone who may need them to save lives.

"The theft and vandalism of such an important piece of equipment is nothing short of despicable.

"My officers are following a positive line of enquiry but we would appeal to the public for any information about who is responsible for this crime to contact police on 101.

"The defibrillator will be returned to its rightful place and owner following some further police enquiries."