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Theft of defibrillators at Newtonhill investigated

Two defibrillators have been stolen from an Aberdeenshire village.

It is thought the community-owned equipment - used on people in cardiac arrest - was taken from Newtonhill between 26 September and 10 October.

One was next to a cash machine at Tesco in Newtonhill Road, and the other was close to the pharmacy at Old Mill Road.

Police Scotland said it was a "reckless act" that had the potential to cause death, through misuse or by the equipment not being available.

PC Marc Camus said: "I know how much time and effort went into the fund-raising to obtain these crucial life-saving devices."

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