Merseyside Police is hoping to ‘lock up’ some of the county’s top business leaders as part of an event at the end of November to raise thousands of pounds for the Prince’s Trust.

The force takes part annually and this year is aiming to generate funds for the charity through a unique 24 hours entitled ‘Locked Up For Good’.

‘Locked Up For Good or ‘LUFG’ will see up to 20 people nominated by companies across Merseyside facing a mock ‘arrest’ in their workplace. They’ll then find out what it’s like to be taken into custody, being driven in a carrier van to a police station where they will have their photograph and fingerprints taken. 

They’ll also be interviewed by officers about their behaviour in the workplace and finally locked up in the custody cells.  The more money that is raised by each company, the longer their boss will stay locked up!

The event will take place on Friday, 28 November.  Every officer who takes part will be volunteering and giving up their own time and non-operational custody suites are being used so there is no impact on operational policing.

The event is being organised by Inspector Paul Court who is based at Copy Lane Police Station.  He said: “We hope this event will really capture the imagination of businesses across Merseyside who will be able to come up with managers they would like to see Locked up For Good!

“A minimum donation will secure ‘accommodation’ in one of the custody suite cells for four hours.  The more money that is then raised, the longer people will stay in the cells.

“We hope the entire day will be a special experience the people taking part will really enjoy. It should be a great networking opportunity and give everyone a day they won’t forget!

“We also hope people will dig deep for The Prince’s Trust which is doing vital work supporting vulnerable young people right here on Merseyside

hat work includes helping youngsters to stabilise their lives, build their self-esteem and making sure they have the skills they need to get a job.

“This help can literally turn young peoples’ lives around and all the money we raise will go to this very worthwhile cause.”

There are 20 cells available.  People can register their interest or get more information by visiting the Merseyside police website or e- mailing teamruby@merseyside.police.uk

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