Anger in Pucklechurch as life-saving equipment is stolen

defibTwo of Pucklechurch’s three defibrillators have been stolen – a crime branded as “despicable” by angry locals.

The lifesaving equipment, which can be used in the event of someone having a cardiac arrest, was stolen a few days before Christmas from the community centre on Abson Road and from the café and bakery on Westerleigh Road.

The only one operational at the moment is at Pucklechurch Village Sports & Social Club in St Aldams Drive.

Villagers set up the Pucklechurch HeartStart Project to raise money for the defibrillators and have plans to install a fourth at the local doctors’ surgery.

Anyone with information about the thefts is asked to call the police on the 101 number.