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Sussex Police chiefs locked up to raise charity bail
11:10am Wednesday 20th March 2013 in News
Buy this photo » Sussex Police chief constable Martin Richards is cuffed by Sgt Malcolm Wauchope
The chief constable of Sussex got a taste of his own medicine.
Martin Richards was banged up inside Brighton’s Old Police Cells yesterday (March 19).
Mr Richards joined some of the county’s leading law enforcement officials for a day of incarceration – and they were only granted bail when they had raised £500 each for the Crimestoppers and Old Police Cells Museum charities.
They were joined by the High Sheriffs of East and West Sussex, a former naval officer and a magistrate in Brighton and the president of the local St John Ambulance division. The event raised more than £5,000 and the cash was still pouring in last night.
One donor said: “Keep Peter James in there for a while.”
All of the prisoners had been released after reaching their targets last night.
To donate to the cause visit www.justgiving.com/ theoldpolicecellsmuseum
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