A TEENAGER has been charged in connection with the theft of a defibrillator in Inverkeithing.

Earlier this week, the Press reported that Police were investigating the alleged incident which is believed to have happened overnight between January 5 and 6.

Damage had been caused to the defibrillator box while the life saving piece of machinery was also removed and found lying further down the street with damage.

A Police Scotland spokesperson confirmed a youth had now been charged.

"Following an investigation, a 16-year-old male has now been charged in connection with theft of the defibrillator and a report will be submitted to the relevant authority," said the spokesperson.

"The defibrillator is also back in place and ready for use."