VIDEO: Councillors ‘arrested’ in Horncastle - all in the name of charity!

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Officials from Home-Start Lincolnshire have said a big thank you to the volunteers from Horncastle who took part in a fundraising ‘jail and bail’ event.

Mayor Bill Aron and fellow town councillor Jonathan Ferrari were among those who were locked in the back of a police van in the Market Place by PCSO Nigel Wass.

In you go: Mayor Bill Aron gives Jonathan Ferrari a helping hand into the police van EMN-160629-165601001

In you go: Mayor Bill Aron gives Jonathan Ferrari a helping hand into the police van EMN-160629-165601001

Along with other volunteers, the duo had to raise hundreds of pounds to ensure they were released - eventually!

Mr Ferrari, who owns a town centre coffee shop, said he was delighted to support such a worthwhile cause.

He said: “As a local town councillor and businessman, I like to take every opportunity to help good causes in our community.

“I recently became aware of Home-Start and when I was presented with such a challenge to be arrested, I jumped at the opportunity.”

Home-Start Lincolnshire helps local families with young children (aged 11 and under) who are struggling, whatever the reason.

• Full story in Wednesday’s Horncastle News.