A DEFIBRILLATOR has been stolen from a park in Wallasey.

The newly installed defibrillator was stolen from the Football Pavilion in Harrison Park, Wallasey Village.

The life-saving device was installed less than two months ago as part of a rollout of 46 additional kits in the borough.

Anyone visiting Harrison Park and requiring the use of a defibrillator, when they rang 999 they would have been directed to the external wall of the Football Pavilion by North West Ambulance Service.   

The theft has been condemned by local councillors.

Councillor Lesley Rennie said: “Only last week, I met with the Friends of Harrison Park to discuss the latest work by the volunteers to maintain and protect this fantastic local amenity.  

“Now, we learn that some mindless individual has decided that putting lives at risk is a great way to get his or her kicks. It’s isn’t. It’s sick.  

“The defib could potentially save the life of anyone in the park – football players, tennis players, bowlers, parents or children in the play area or anyone just out for a walk.”

The theft has been reported to Merseyside Police.

A spokesperson from the force said: “We have received a report of an AED (Defibrillator) being stolen from the Football Pavilion in Harrison Park, Wallasey Village.

“Anyone with any information regarding this life saving piece of equipment is requested to contact Merseyside Police by any of the following calling 101, direct messaging either Merseyside Police Contact Centre on Twitter or Merseyside Police Contact Centre on Facebook, Reporting via the Merseyside Police website at: https://orlo.uk/ZncO5, Anonymously via Crimestoppers at: 0800 555 11. Please quote reference number 23000028240 in your communication.”