Date lodged: 16 July 2018
To ask the Scottish Government whether it has any plans to make the theft, vandalism or misuse of community defibrillators a specific offence, and what its response is to reported concerns about the incidence of these.
Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick 16 August 2018
Police and prosecutors already have powers available to them to deal with the theft, vandalism or misuse of community defibrillators. These offences potentially put lives at risk but according to the UK Resuscitation Council, instances of Public Access Defibrillator theft and vandalism is relatively uncommon.