In an unfortunate incident that took place on the evening of October 29, 2023, the defibrillator box located in the Matchborough Centre in Redditch suffered significant damage. The local community, who greatly relies on this life-saving equipment, expressed their concern over the mindless act of vandalism.
PC Clarke, from West Mercia Police who has taken charge of the investigation, is urging the public to come forward with any information that may assist in identifying those responsible. Despite the limited visibility captured by the CCTV footage, PC Clarke hopes that someone may recognise the clothing or mannerisms of the individuals involved.
PC Clarke emphasised the importance of the defibrillator and its role in saving lives. The damage caused not only affects the immediate community but also poses a threat to anyone who may require its use in an emergency situation.
If you have any information regarding the incident or the identities of the individuals involved, PC Clarke can be contacted via email at [email protected]. Alternatively, you can reach out by calling 101 using extension 7733047.
For those who wish to remain anonymous, the independent charity Crimestoppers is also accepting information. Reports can be made by calling 0800 555 111 or by visiting their website at http://www.crimestoppers-org.uk.