Six people “arrested” for Welwyn Hatfield fundraiser

SIX people from Welwyn Hatfield will be “arrested” today (Friday) – and need charitable souls to post bail.

Officers from Hertfordshire Constabulary will cuff half a dozen denizens of Times Territory this morning, and will not release them until they each raise �500 bail.

And it’s all in the name of charity.

The Jail & Bail event has been organised to raise funds for YMCA Central Herts, and will involve six “prisoners” being arrested, and then incarcerated at Beales Hotel in Comet Way, Hatfield.

It is hoped the event will raise around �5,000 towards the work of the WGC-based charity – equivalent to a weeks’ worth of funding.


You may also want to watch:


And as an extra incentive, the top fundraiser will be rewarded with an overnight stay courtesy of Beales’ sister hotel, West Lodge Park in Hadley Wood.

Michelle Gray, head of fundraising and marketing at YMCA Central Herts, said, “We are deeply concerned that these people have committed such heinous offences.

Most Read

We are pleased to have the responsibility of capturing and handing out the appropriate punishment and we would like to thank the Special Constabulary and Beales Hotel for helping us to ensure that these villains are removed from the community until such a time that they have paid for their crimes!”

The Welwyn hatfield Six are Robin Webb, chief executive of YMCA Central Herts; Neil Kirby, director of Red Rubber Ball in WGC; Jonathan Goss, branch manager of Barclays in Hatfield; Claire Paas and Natalie Mills, recruitment consultants at Tate Recruitment in WGC and Howard Centre manager Peter Brooks.

You will be able to follow the arrests via status updates from YMCA Central Herts Facebook page.

Click on the link above.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter