New defibrillator at scene of fatal heart attack

The new defibrillator

The new defibrillator

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A new defibrillator has been installed at the site where an army veteran suffered a fatal heart attack.

Grandfather Peter Lane (73), from Dogsthorpe, died at Decoy Lakes in Whittlesey, just yards from the site of a stolen defibrillator in Eastrea Road.

It is not known if the life-saving equipment would have succesfully resuscitated Mr Lane when he passed away after 2pm on Friday, May 29, but the theft of the defibrillator led to anger inside the community and beyond.

Since Mr Lane’s death, a week before his birthday, a flurry of donations have been sent to charity Defibrillators For All.

And this week a new defibrillator was installed at the lakes after it was ordered by the charity.

A police spokeswoman said the stolen defibrillator has not been found and that no arrests have been made.

Anyone with any information should call 101.