POLICE are investigating after qquipment has been stolen from a RNLI lifeguard hut.
Thieves broke in sometime between 6.15pm on Sunday, July 14, and 10.10am on Monday, July 15.
They stole two sets of binoculars and an air horn from the at Murlough beach in Newcastle, Co Down.
“This is a particularly thoughtless crime and the burglars have obviously no concern for the potential consequences of their actions,” Sgt Michael Clarke explained.
“The items stolen are used by lifeguards to scan for swimmers in danger and to alert them to potential danger.”
He added: “They are left in the hut for the obvious reason that they will constantly be available at a moment’s notice to lifeguards responding to beach users in distress.”
Police have asked anyone with information on the burglary to contact them on 0845 600 8000.