Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 12°C

ESTD 1874 Search

The pigs are coming. Find out more about

Pigs Gone Wild

here.

Gallery: Police and crime commissioner Tim Passmore arrested in bid to raise £12,000 for St Nicholas Hospice Care

16:14 07 March 2014

The St Nicholas Hospice Care

The St Nicholas Hospice Care 'Jail and Bail' event in Bury. in handcuffs L-R: Nikkos Savvas, Colin Knight, Geoff Barton and Vicky Neale.

Archant

A raft of unusual suspects were arrested in Bury St Edmunds today as famous local faces were locked-up in aid of charity.

Councillors, headteachers and even the county’s police and crime commissioner Tim Passmore all gave up their freedom in the creative Jail and Bail fundraising effort for St Nicholas Hospice Care.

Among the list of charges for the dodgy dozen of charitable criminals were excessive use of social media, drinking too much tea and sunning themselves on Greek beaches - an accusation levelled at West Suffolk College principal Nikos Savvas, who was arrested by officers at the college this morning.

But the bandits’ blushes were all in aid of a good cause as their efforts to meet the £500 ‘bail’ netted the hospice more than £12,000.

Abby Mayes, St Nicholas Hospice Care’s corporate fundraiser, said: “I’m happy to say that every one of our suspects raised the £500 bail money they needed to be released, and all 12 are now back on the streets of west Suffolk.

“The fact that Jail and Bail raised £12,000 is amazing. These funds will help the hospice to support people facing life-shortening illnesses, and their families.”

Police swooped on the reprobates and brought them to the Police Investigation Centre in Rougham Road, where they had their fingerprints and mugshots taken, as well as enjoying prison grub.

Among the others arrested were borough and county councillor Sarah Stamp, King Edward and County Upper headteachers Geoff Barton and Vicky Neale, and Bury Chamber of Commerce chairman Colin Knight.

1 comment

 
	A few pictures from day one of the 2015 Suffolk Show.

There’s an buzz of excitement in Ipswich this morning, and that can only mean one thing – it’s Suffolk Show day.

Crowds enjoy the sunshine on the first day of the Suffolk Show 2015.

It’s showtime! Today marks the start of the most popular event in the Suffolk calendar as Trinity Park opens its gates for the Suffolk Show 2016.

Matthew Brett freshens up the hay for Theberton Herd cows at the Suffolk Show.

This week we have a team of reporters and photographers at Trinity Park bringing you full coverage of the highlight of the Suffolk agricultural calendar - the Suffolk Show.

The last chance for Bury St Edmunds residents to ask questions about their post office’s future takes place in the town today.

Essex fire crews

More than 100 firefighters look set to be cut from the frontline in Essex as the public backed the “least worst” option of brigade reform.

Police investigate the scene of a murder on Old Road in Clacton.

A man has admitted killing a Clacton woman in her home.

Hollesley Bay

Hollesley Bay prison’s Independent Monitoring Board Chairman has pledged continue with her duties despite being ostracised by other board members.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24