Defibrillator and hi-vis jackets stolen from water treatment plant

Thieves took the £900 defibrillator and some orange high-visibility jackets from the Hawick plant.

Emergency defibrillator and orange high-vis jackets stolen from Robertson Water Treatment Plant, Hawick iStock

Police are appealing for witnesses after a defibrillator was stolen from a water treatment plant in the Scottish Borders.

The emergency medical equipment is believed to have been stolen from buildings at Roberton Water Treatment Works in Hawick between 6pm on August 23 and 8.30am on August 24.

The stolen defibrillator – a Model Mediana A15 Semi-Automatic Adult/Child AED – is valued at £900.

Additionally, the thieves also made off with orange high-visibility jackets.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We are appealing for information after property was stolen from buildings at Roberton Water Treatment Works, Hawick between 6pm on Tuesday, August 23 and 8.30am on Wednesday, August 24, 2022.

“The property stolen included a defibrillator (Model Mediana A15 Semi-Automatic Adult/Child AED) valued at £900 and orange high visibility jackets.”

Anyone with information or who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the area is asked to contact 101 with incident number 0622 of August 24.

The appeal comes after police arrested two men for separate offences in Hawick on Saturday.

The first, a 31-year-old, was arrested at around 6.55pm following an alleged theft from a car on Wellfield Road, as well as road traffic offences following a subsequent collision on the A698 near Denholm, which involved one vehicle.

The second, also 31, was apprehended at around 9.15am for an alleged breach of bail offence in Wellfield Road, Hawick.

Both are due to appear at Jedburgh Sheriff Court on Monday, August 29.

Chief inspector Vinny Fisher, Police Scotland, said: “Officers will continue their high-visibility patrols in the Wellfield area of Hawick and we would encourage anyone with concerns about crime in the area to speak to them, call police via 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where details can be given anonymously.”

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