Vandals smash phone box which houses defibrillator in Leverington

PUBLISHED: 15:23 28 November 2018 | UPDATED: 15:23 28 November 2018

A phone box that houses a defibrillator has been vandalised in Leverington while the life-saving device was in use. Picture: JIM DOWNES

A phone box that houses a defibrillator has been vandalised in Leverington while the life-saving device was in use. Picture: JIM DOWNES

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A phone box that houses a defibrillator has been vandalised in Leverington while the life-saving device was in use.

Glass was left shattered across the road as the yellow casing had been tampered with in a bid to take the defibrillator.

The box is situated on Leverington Common opposite May’s Lane and it is believed the incident took place on Monday night (November 26).

Chairman of Leverington Parish Council, Cllr Jim Downes, said had just returned from King’s Lynn Hospital to collect the device when he was alerted to the phone box being smashed.

“If the defibrillator had been there and they had got it away then it could have potentially endangered a life,” he said.

“I had a phone call to say that the glass had been smashed in and it was just lucky that the defibrillator wasn’t actually there.

“Whoever the vandals were it could have been in use at that time saving one of their family members, so why would they want to vandalise something like that?”

Cambridgeshire Police have been informed.

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