VIDEO: Mayor of Louth arrested (but it’s all for a good cause!)

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Mayor of Louth, Councillor Sue Locking, has sensationally been arrested by Lincolnshire Police and put behind bars in a police cell this morning (Saturday September 5) - but it’s all to raise money for a good cause.

Coun Locking is just one of the five volunteers taking part in this year’s Jail & Bail event, which will raise funds for local charity Home-Start East Lindsey.

Mayor Sue Locking is arrested as part of the 'Jail & Bail' fundraiser. EMN-150509-115321001

Mayor Sue Locking is arrested as part of the 'Jail & Bail' fundraiser. EMN-150509-115321001

Alongside Coun Locking was the Mayor’s Serjeant, Glenn Darnell, and Louth Town Councillor Dan Turner.

The other jailbirds were Melanie Westerman and Jo Johnson, who work at the Shell garage in the Fairfield Industrial Estate.

All five of them must each raise £500 for the charity - and will be kept in a cell at Louth Police Station for the next couple of hours until they have raised enough cash.

Home-Start East Lindsey, which supports struggling families with young children, is in the process of joining other Home-Starts across the county to form Home-Start Lincolnshire

Fiona Griffin, from Home-Start East Lindsey, said: “Our volunteers visit for a couple of hours every week and offer practical help, emotional support, or whatever it is that you need.

“If there’s anyone out there who think they could benefit from Home-Start’s help, or knows anyone who might, then please come and get a leaflet from our stall.”

• Find the Home-Start East Lindsey stall in Louth Market Place today if you require support or wish to volunteer.