Fundraisers saved by the bail
A SOLICITOR and a medical clerk were among respected members of the community who were handcuffed, arrested and banged up at Ruislip police station on Friday last week, writes Zoe Drewett.
There was only one way to get out of the cells at Ruislip police station in The Oaks: raise some serious ‘bail money’.
The allegations against the five ranged from cat burglary to Facebook addiction, but their detention was all part of Michael Sobell Hospice’s Jail and Bail fundraising event, which brought in £4,000.
Those who took on the challenge were asked to raise money before the event and then spend time in the cell, with a mobile phone and a list of contacts, until further cash was raised to release them.
David Durn, a solicitor at David Durn and Co in High Street, Ruislip, was locked up for crimes against fashion – guilty of wearing odd socks.
“I have had various friends and family who have unfortunately had to go to the hospice but have had great care there and it’s an amazing local charity that we have always supported,” he said.
After being handcuffed outside Michael Sobell Hospice in Northwood and taken in a police van to the station, the jailbirds were fingerprinted and photographed in one of the cells.
See www.getwest london.co.uk for more pictures and a video
n LOCKED UP: Lindsay O’Callaghan and Natalie Hutton get their last glimpse of freedom for a while; (left) PC Janine McCormack arrests David Durn