Brian Hallard, right, of the Princess Theatre, unveiling the new defibrillator with West Norfolk Council leader Stuart Dark.

A defibrillator has been installed outside the Princess Theatre in Hunstanton, with half the cost contributed by West Norfolk Council.

Hunstanton currently has defibrillators – which can help someone having cardiac arrest – situated on the High Street, Avenue Road, at the lifeboat station in Old Hunstanton, and outside Sowerbys in Westgate.

The location of the new defibrillator means life-saving equipment is now accessible to anyone inside the Princess Theatre.

It is also well-placed for people using The Green or in St Edmund’s Terrace.

Brian Hallard, proprietor of the theatre, said: “Obtaining the defibrillator was a joint effort between the borough council and our patrons.

“I would like to thank our patrons for their generous donations and the borough council for match-funding the money the theatre raised to purchase the new defibrillator that has been installed outside the theatre.”

Stuart Dark, leader of the borough council, added: “I worked in the emergency services for a number of years and know the value of having a defibrillator easily accessible in popular areas.

“It is absolutely right to have something that saves lives based here at the Princess Theatre.”

• Defibrillators are to be installed at West Norfolk railway stations. Click here to read more.