Four life-saving defibrillators have been installed in Tetbury.

The defibrillators have been installed at the Goods Shed, on the Football Clubhouse at the Recreation Ground, outside the St Marys Centre on St Mary’s Road and on the Football Clubhouse at Preston Park.

Tetbury Town Council arranged for the new public access automatic external defibrillators to be installed across the town at the start of April.

The four new machines join the two the council had already, outside the Visitor Information Centre and Tesco.

The doctors surgery on Long Street also has a public access defibrillator available during open hours only and the first responders at Tetbury Fire Station also has one for their own use.

A spokesperson for Tetbury Town Council said: "The cost of installing the four new machines was reduced from around £6,500 to around £1,000, thanks to the generosity of Cotswold District Council, Tesco and the Tetbury Lions Club joining with the town council.

"Local firm R&J Pearce kindly installed the machines at half price.

"Our warmest thanks go to all our partners for their match-funding and assistance.

"On the advice of the ambulance service and the resuscitation council these life-saving machines will be in unlocked cabinets to save valuable time getting them to someone with a cardiac arrest.

"This saves vital minutes compared to the previous system of phoning to get a code to unlock the cabinet."