A ROYSTON man is appealing for the whereabouts of a community defibrillator after it mysteriously vanished last month - just yards from the village’s police station.

The piece of life-saving equipment has been in situ on The Grove, Station Road, for more than a year thanks to support from the local ward alliance and the Healthy Hearts Group.

However, after it was accessed on December 19 - it’s still not been returned.

John Openshaw, who looks after the area’s defibrillators, told the Chronicle: “It was accessed on Monday, December 19 and it hasn’t been returned since.

“It’s been here about 12 to 18 months.

“We fitted a load on Royston with help from the Healthy Hearts Group and the ward alliance.

“I don’t want to say it’s been stolen but we just want someone to return it.

“We just want to ask if anybody knows where it is.”