A DEFIBRILLATOR which was ‘taken’ from a park in Wantage has finally been replaced.

The life-saving piece of equipment, which was attached to a sports building in Memorial Park off Manor Road, was found missing in July.

To use the equipment someone would need to call the emergency services to unlock the plastic case containing the defibrillator.

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However, the lock was allegedly broken on the case containing the equipment which is used to send an electric pulse or shock to the heart to restore a normal heartbeat.

The equipment has now been replaced after being jointly funded by Wantage Tennis Club, and Wantage Bowling Club, with assistance from Snob & Lock.

In a post on the Wantage and Grove Community group on Facebook, a member said: “It would be mightily helpful if the vandals could leave it to perform the task it's designed for.”


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This story was written by Gee Harland. She joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Wallingford, Wantage and Didcot.

Get in touch with her by emailing: Gee.harland@newsquest.co.uk

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