Brent councillor arrested and thrown in jail

Cllr Reg Colwill is arrested at St Gregory's Catholic Science College

Cllr Reg Colwill is arrested at St Gregory's Catholic Science College - Credit: Archant

Cllr Reg Colwill hopes to raise £1,000 by taking part in charity stunt

Cllr Reg Colwill at Wealdstone Police Station

Cllr Reg Colwill at Wealdstone Police Station - Credit: Archant

A councillor in Kenton has been arrested this morning and will be left in jail until he is bailed out as part of a fundraising stunt.

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

But until the sum is raised Cllr Colwill, who was arrested at St Gregory’s Catholic Science College this morning (Fri), will be left to fester in a cell at Wealdstone Police Station.

Cllr Colwill, (Conservative) is a member of the governing body at the school in Donnington Road, and pupils and teachers have already presented St. Luke’s and Cllr Colwill with a cheque towards his target.

Every year, pupils and staff in Mary House at St. Gregory’s typically raise around £1,500 for St. Luke’s.

The hospice, in Kenton Road, 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.

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Paying tribute to the hospice, which is based in Kenton, Cllr Colwill said: “It is a charity that is very dear to my heart.

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

To sponsor Cllr Colwill go to

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