Stolen ambulance equipment is found

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LIFE-saving equipment including a defribillator taken from an ambulance vehicle has been found.

South Central Ambulance Service (Scas) put out an appeal for information earlier this week after the equipment was stolen from a Gosport community first responder car.

It happened on Monday between 6.45pm and 8.15pm while the car had been parked outside a residential address in Sydney Road, Gosport.

The responder volunteer had been on call and ready to respond to any medical emergencies.

Scas said a member of the public made the discovery of the equipment in a Gosport alleyway earlier this morning and alerted police.

Jayne Hernon, community responder liaison and training officer, at Scas, said: ‘We would like to take this opportunity to thank media and members of the public who assisted us in the appeal to track down our stolen life-saving equipment.

‘Fortunately the bag was found with the majority of its content, missing just a torch.

‘The bag and its equipment will be checked before it is put back into use.’

The equipment taken had been worth more than £1,000.