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Mossley defibrillator damaged by vandals to be replaced
Tuesday 10th January 2017 @ 15:27 by Adam Higgins
Community Mossley & Saddleworth News

The community of Mossley has received a generous offer to replace the defibrillator which was vandalised over the Christmas period.

The offer from Dave Mylett, who works for NHS providers Manchester Medical Services, means only the cost of a case needs to be covered.

The defibrillator was ripped from a wall, smashed up and left strewn across a platform by vandals at Mossley train station on December 28 in what ambulance bosses described as ‘a mindless act of vandalism’.

A JustGiving page was subsequently launched by Andrew Stone – a volunteer Community First Responder for North West Ambulance Service – with the support of a Mossley community Facebook group.

They aim to raise £2,000 for a case for the new defibrillator while any excess funds will cover training, awareness and familiarisation sessions so locals will be able to use the life-saving device.

If you would like to make a donation, visit

Destroyed: The defibrillator was no longer fit for use after being ripped from a wall at the town’s train station just after Christmas