Brent councillor arrested and thrown in jail

Cllr Reg Colwill will be locked up for charity

Cllr Reg Colwill will be locked up for charity - Credit: Archant

Cllr Reg Colwill will be locked up in charity fundraising event

Cllr Reg Colwill will be locked up for charity

Cllr Reg Colwill will be locked up for charity - Credit: Archant

A Kenton councillor is to be thrown in jail and left there until he is bailed out in a charity fundraising event.

Cllr Reg Colwill aims to raise at least £1,000 ‘bail money’ which will be donated to St Luke’s Hospice after securing his release.

Until the sum is raised Cllr Colwill, a Conservative councillor for the Kenton ward, will be left to fester in a cell at Wealdstone Police Station.

Cllr Colwill will be joined by fellow Kenton councillor Suresh Kansagra, who is also the Leader of Brent Conservatives.


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Cllr Colwill told the Times he was looking forward to seeing what its like to be arrested, charged and locked up.

He said: “It’ll be interesting to see what the cells are like and the feeling of being a prisoner.

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“I don’t know what they will charge me with and hopefully the bail will be raised within a few hours so I can get back out and help the community.”

Paying tribute to the hospice, which is based in Kenton, he added: “It is a charity that is very dear to my heart. St Luke’s cares for people whose illnesses are no longer curable, enabling them to achieve the best possible quality of life during the final stages of their illness

“They do very good work and my colleague Arthur Steel was there before he died and was looked after exceptionally.”

The ‘Jail and Bail’ event will take place on March 22.

To sponsor Cllr Colwill visit www.justgiving.com/cllrregcolwill

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