Two defibrillators that were installed in memory of a popular landlord, Peter Derrick, have been stolen from outside the Viceroy bar just days apart. 

Fifty-eight year-old Peter Derrick tragically died after attempting to remove a violent customer from his pub in July last year. He was taken to hospital and put into an induced coma after the incident, but sadly passed away 12 days later.

His family had raised more than £13,000 to install the defibrillators outside the pub and also at in Ibrox Stadium in his memory.

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To his family's distraught, the thieves swiped the life saving equipment worth £1,000 from a wall mount next to a memorial plaque devoted to the loved landlord. 

Glasgow Times:

Speaking to The Daily Record, his daughter Robyn said: "This is the second attack on life-saving equipment installed in my Dad's memory.

"We fundraised for these defibrillators so that lives could be saved and other families wouldn't have to go through the heartbreak we did.

"As a family we are distraught. This was the first defibrillator we had installed and it's outside his pub.

"Why would anyone do this?"

After a post mortem was carried out, it was identified that Peter had unknowingly had a heart disease, which meant he was “susceptible” to a potentially fatal attack.

Police Scotland are investigating the theft. 

His killer pleaded guilty to culpable homicide and is due to face sentence next month.