A FOOTBALL club has been loaned a defibrillator kit after vandals smashed theirs.

The incident that happened in the early hours of Sunday morning was described as "heartbreaking" by Buxted FC. Their CCTV camera caught the two people in the act.

The club has received support online after what happened, and now South East Coast Ambulance Service has given them a defibrillator kit on loan.

A spokesperson for the ambulance service said: "We were shocked to hear about the damage to the defibrillator at Buxted FC over the weekend.

"To ensure the community don't suffer, we've today loaned the club a defibrillator for as long as it's needed."

The incident happened after Danish footballer Christian Eriksen collapsed during his countries game against Finland in Copenhagen, Denmark, during the 2020 Euros.

The former Tottenham Hotspur star was given prolonged medical treatment on the pitch after suffering a cardiac arrest before being taken to hospital, where he is now awake and recovering.

Since the incident, the Sussex Police have confirmed that a 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage.

They also put a message out asking people not to post speculative comments due to the video of the incident being online.