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LIFESAVING equipment has been donated to police.

The Sussex Heart Charity has donated two automated external defibrillators to help save lives.

It comes after two officers from Sussex Police’s Roads Policing Unit qualified as police medics, meaning their can use their skills and knowledge to provide medical assistance at incidents.

They will carry the defibrillators – which are used to give some cardiac arrest patients an electric shock – with them while out on their motorbikes in the community or responding to emergencies.

Superintendent Tony Blaker said: ‘The defibrillators will become a valuable part of the equipment available to the Roads Policing Unit. These are the first defibrillators that RPU officers in Sussex have had available to them to use.’