A DEFIBRILLATOR has been replaced on Tranent High Street after it went missing at the end of last year.

Provided by social and charity club Tranent Belters, the life-saving equipment was last used on November 21, after which it was never returned.

After reporting it missing to the police in January, the Belters planned to use their own funds to purchase a replacement.

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However, on Saturday, the group announced on their Facebook page that the family of Davie Moyes, a member of the group who passed away earlier this year, had raised the money to provide Tranent with a new defibrillator.

London Hearts, a charity that helps groups to obtain defibrillators, heard about the missing unit and assisted in sourcing the replacement.

The Tranent Belters said in their Facebook post: “The club can't thank this family enough for thinking of us during what will have been such a difficult time for themselves, and we will forever be grateful for this.”

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The defibrillator is now in place outside East Coast Carpets on Tranent’s High Street, ready for when someone needs it.

Defibrillators are devices that apply an electric charge or current to the heart of someone in cardiac arrest in order to restore a normal heartbeat.