LIFE-saving equipment has been installed just near a city's cathedral.

The rotary club of St Asaph joined forced with the city council to fund an automated external defibrillator (AED). The defibrillator is located at the cathedral crossroads on the wall of The Chippery on Mount Road.

The cost of the defibrillator plus the cabinet was £1,400; the rotary club and city council each gave 50 per cent.

Tom Yuille, past president, said: "It was my initiative to fund the defibrillator when I was president earlier in the year. Funds for the defibrillator were not raised from any specific event. It is reasonable to say that funds were provided from the Rotary Country Fayre which is our biggest fundraising event.

"Earlier in the year, our club had a talk from Tomos Hughes, of Achub Calon Y Dyffryn, about the value of rapid access to CPR and a defibrillator in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest in helping to save lives.

"We felt there was a need for more public access defibrillators in St Asaph. We are still exploring the possibility of a further defibrillator in the area."

Another AED is sited on the wall of the fire station, just off the Roe.

Installation of the equipment has been supported by Mr Hughes, who is a member of the Welsh Ambulance Service.

Mr Yuille added: "The AED can be used by anyone as the machine gives straightforward instructions on its use.

"Members of our club received CPR training from Tomos at the meeting earlier in the year."