Lions celebrate 

Warren Beard with the returned defibrillator. 

Police have solved the mystery of a missing defibrillator.

The unit went missing in March 2020 from the Lions Shed in Cambridge as a result of a burglary.

An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is described as a safe and easy-to-use machine which in invaluable in treating Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).

They have been posted in many places around the country for use in an emergency and their value to thieves is negligible.

News columnist, senior constable Deb Thurgood said local knowledge and follow up enquiries with the vendor confirmed one found by police it was the one stolen from the Lions Shed.

She was on hand to return the item to Lions club president Warren Beard.

“We are delighted,” he told the News. “Most of our workforce is over 60 and many of those who come to the Lions Shed are over 50 – and we take the unit with us when we attend events.

“It’s great that we can concentrate on raising money for the community rather than having to buy a replacement.”

The unit appeared to be unscathed – it just had a flat battery.

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