A Suffolk Police Superintendent is to take part in a ‘jail and bail’ event to raise money for a local charity.
Superintendent Terry Byford, Policing Commander for the west of Suffolk based at Bury St Edmunds, will be ‘arrested’ along with a group of local dignitaries including the Police & Crime Commissioner, the High Sheriff of Suffolk, county councillors and chief executives of local companies, all in aid of Ormiston Children & Families Trust.
The group will be subject to a police raid on the morning of Tuesday, October 15, where they will be arrested and taken to Ipswich Crown Court, after which they will be ‘jailed’ and will then have to raise their bail in the form of donations to the charity in order to be released.
Ormiston works to support children and young people at the more challenging end of the social spectrum and helps those who are disadvantaged to overcome this and live more positive lives.
Superintendent Byford said: “I am really pleased to be able to support a fantastic charity like Ormiston, which is responsible for some really important work in our county. By taking part in this event hopefully I, and all the other ‘criminals’ who are participating, will be able to raise lots of money towards this very worthwhile cause.
“It will be a case of role reversal for me to be on the other side of criminal justice proceedings for the day and being the ‘arrested’ person will certainly be a new experience.
“I am glad the donations contribute towards raising my bail rather than keeping me locked up though, as I can’t help thinking a number of people might prefer to donate towards the latter!”
You can donate towards Terry’s bail via the link here: www.justgiving.com/Terry-Byford.