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Merseyside tycoons to be 'locked up for good'

In return for donations to The Prince's Trust, companies can have a member of senior staff arrested and taken into custody.

Merseyside tycoons to be 'locked up for good'

Date - 13th October 2014
By - Scott Docherty - Police Oracle
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A force is intending to arrest 20 business leaders from the local area in connection with attempts to incite charitable behaviour.

Merseyside Police's 'Locked Up For Good' campaign is giving companies in the area an opportunity to have a senior member of staff arrested and taken into police custody a minimum of four hours in the name of charity.

How much money the company raises will determine how long they remain behind bars - with them being banged up for longer if more donations are made.

Officers will apprehend the designated offender at their workplace, transport them in a carrier van to the custody suite and conduct an interview about their behaviour in their workplace. They will also have their photograph and fingerprints taken.

The funds raised will go to The Prince's Trust which works with the young and vulnerable in the region.

Inspector Paul Court who is leading the event 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 also hope people will dig deep for The Prince's Trust which is doing vital work supporting vulnerable young people right here on Merseyside.

"That 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."

No operational resources will be used during the event, which takes place on November 28, as they will be using 20 cells from an out of use custody suite and the officers taking part will be off duty.

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Anonymous - Mon, 10 November 2014

making the police look juvenile