A Scout group has blasted vandals for wrecking life saving equipment paid for through charity donations.
Police said unknown offenders snapped off the handle of the £1,500 defibrillator box outside the library on Pickup Street in Clayton-le-Moors.
The equipment was paid for by the 1st Clayton-le-Moors All Saints Scout Group in 2014.
Claire Rothwell, of the Scout group, said they are offering a £30 reward for information leading to a conviction.
She said: “It cost us £1,500 for the cabinet and defibrillator and we raised the money by holding a sponsored bike ride.
"We were delighted to present it as a vital facility to the community of Clayton-le-Moors.
“I have seen people running along a ledge and jumping over the defibrillator cabinet and I think that someone has either deliberately or accidentally jumped on the handle and it has snapped.
“We are really sad that it is now inaccessible and unavailable should anyone have heart failure in the the vicinity.”
Police said the incident was reported to them at 6pm on Monday, March 21. Call 101 quoting log number 1183 of March 21.
If you have information call Claire on 07769 291420.