British police investigating a report of a defibrillator being damaged and stolen in England have arrested a 17-year-old boy on suspicion of causing criminal damage.

Two people were caught on CCTV vandalising the defibrillator kit in the early hours of Sunday morning, the club said.

Buxted FC in East Sussex said the incident, which occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning, was "heartbreaking".

Writing on Twitter, the club said: "Last night at 12:50am, our defibrillator was vandalised."

It comes after Danish footballer Christian Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest during his side's Euro 2020 game against Finland on Saturday.

Mr Eriksen was given prolonged treatment on the pitch before being taken to hospital where he is now awake and recovering.

Richard Turner, chairman of Buxted FC said the incident was "absolutely disgusting".

"Those things save people's lives and someone has come and trashed it," he told the PA news agency.

"The whole world saw what happened to Christian Eriksen on Saturday so why would anyone think that's ok?"

He added that the community had been "brilliant" in its support and many people had offered to help install a new defibrillator.

Sussex Police said they are aware of a video circulating online and asked the public not to post speculative comments.