POLICE are appealing for information following the theft of a defibrillator in a village near Frodsham.

The life-saving equipment was stolen from an old telephone box on Station Road, Sutton Weaver, overnight on Monday, November 9.

The theft came just days prior to a defibrillator being robbed from a children's centre in Runcorn.

Sutton Weaver Parish Council chairman Brian Starkey said: "Words just fail me as to why anyone would steal something that saves lives. The cost of replacing it is very expensive."

A Cheshire Constabulary spokesman told The Standard: "The defibrillator was stolen from a former telephone box on Station Road. It was reported to the police shortly after 10.30am on Tuesday, November 10.

"No arrests have been made to date and anyone with any information is asked to call Cheshire Constabulary on 101, quoting IML 848493, give the details via cheshire.police.uk/ro/report or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."