Shop owner ‘heartened’ in wake of defib damage

Thursday, 16 February 2017

PERSPEX covering a community defibrillator situated on Ann Street Ballycastle has been smashed in a weekend incident of criminal damage.
The device, which was fitted by PC Electrics outside their premises, remains intact.
Paul Cochrane of PC Electrics has said he's "very disappointed" following the incident at the weekend, but has vowed to repair the damage and move on.
Speaking to The Chronicle, Paul said: "We provided the defibrillator and erected it outside the shop for community use. We're obviously very disappointed that someone saw fit to put their fist through the glass, particularly only weeks on from the device being called on.
“We will get it fixed and we will continue to maintain the defibrillator, no matter what happens. We've been heartened by the public's response in the aftermath of the incident."
Meanwhile police are appealing for information on the incident which took place sometime between the evening on Friday February 10 and the morning of Saturday, 11.
Constable Gillan said: "I would ask anyone who knows anything about this incident to contact Coleraine Police Station on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 539 of 11/02/17."


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