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CCTV image released after life saving defibrillators stolen

Officers in Barnsley investigating the theft of two public defibrillators from the town centre have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to.

Credit: South Yorkshire Police

At around 4.30am on Wednesday 27 November, it is reported that a defibrillator located in an outdoor cabinet at Barnsley Town Hall was stolen. A short time later it was reported that a second defibrillator was also taken from outside Harris and Co on Huddersfield Road.

Sergeant Steph Coverley said:

These defibrillators were paid for as a result of fundraising by the local community and they can prove vital in saving someone’s life should they suffer a cardiac arrest.

“We have carried out extensive enquiries so far, including the review of both public space and private CCTV at numerous locations within the town centre but we still need additional information to help us track down the person responsible.

“We would really like to speak to the man in this image in connection with the incident, we think he could have vital information about what happened. If you recognise him or have any other information that might help, please do contact us on 101 quoting crime reference number 14/182364/19.”

– Steph Coverley