Wareham Community Hospital defibrillator stolen: Police left baffled

Zoll defibrillator Image copyright Dorset Police
Image caption The defibrillator cost more than £1,000

Police have been left "scratching their heads" over the theft of a life-saving defibrillator from a hospital.

The device, which cost more than £1,000, was taken from Wareham Community Hospital in Dorset.

A defibrillator is used to treat life-threatening conditions that affect the rhythm of the heart.

Dorset police said the device could not be used "at will" and would be "useless on a night out or for effectively dealing with a snoring partner".

A police spokesman in Purbeck said: "From time to time we are left scratching our heads at the behaviour or conduct of some individuals, and today is one of those days."

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