Freed: Brent councillor jailed for stealing football from QPR

Cllr Joel Davidson has been freed

Cllr Joel Davidson has been freed - Credit: Archant

A Brondesbury Park councillor sent behind bars for stealing a football has been freed after raising his £1,000 bail fee for a Kenton charity.

Cllr Joel Davidson and seven other community members raised �8,000 for St Luke's Hospice Jail and Ba

Cllr Joel Davidson and seven other community members raised �8,000 for St Luke's Hospice Jail and Bail event - Credit: Archant

Cllr Joel Davidson was one of eight community members who agreed to be locked up in a prison cell at Pinner police station to raise money for St Luke’s Hospice.

The group collectively raised £8,000 for the charity at its Jail and Bail event last week, which will go towards caring for those with cancer and other progressive diseases.

The St Luke’s detainees were hand cuffed, dressed in prison overalls and interrogated by local police officers before being escorted to a prison cell. They were allowed access to a phone to help raise their £1,000 ‘bail fee’.

Cllr Davidson said: “It was a very pleasing place to be arrested in, not that I have anything to compare it to. I was there for a couple of hours and had to explain why I had stolen a football from QPR. I was trying to stop QPR from playing until they can get Cristiano Ronaldo to play.”

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He added: “It was a great event. I give credit to the organisers and everything they are doing to raise awareness for such a great cause.”

St Luke’s holds fundraising events through out the year. To get involved visit

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