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Nine of Derby's local business leaders face shock arrest

Nine members of the city’s business community were unexpectedly arrested at their places of work this week and three escaped, with Cactus Images on hand to capture the events as they unfolded.

This all comes less than two weeks before they were scheduled to be apprehended and locked-up in the cells at Riverside Chambers in aid of the Mayor of Derby’s charity fundraiser.

‘The Big Lockup’, which is taking place on Friday 20 April, has been organised to raise money for the Mayor's five chosen charities: Safe and Sound; Children First; Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre; The British Red Cross and Derby Museums Trust.

Having faced their ‘mock’ arrests snapped by Cactus Images paparazzi, the inmates have now been released ‘on bail’. However, three of the inmates – Dean Jackson of HUUB Designs, David Nelson of Smith Cooper and Christine Durrant of Derby City Council – heard about the arrests and absconded, putting them straight at the top of the ‘most wanted’ list.

But it’s not over yet and the criminals will be escorted to Riverside Chambers prison cells on Friday 20 April to pay for their offences.

Not only will they have to serve time, they will also be required to carry out a series of tasks and trials. These include a ‘Delicious Deli Relay’ and the deadly ‘Fear Boxes’, all of which will be filmed and available to view for a small donation and will entitle inmates to food rations and treats on the day.

Companies and the public will also have the chance to nominate an inmate to be ‘tortured’ in return for more donations. No details of what this will entail are available at present, but will be revealed on the day.

So far, the appeal has received £3,878 in donations with a target of reaching £5,000 upon conclusion of the event.

Dean Jackson, owner of HUUB, is still in top spot having raised £650 alone and headed the leaderboard since the appeal was launched. Elsewhere, the leaderboard has fluctuated, 

Ca-Mo Suleman, ‘The Money Man’ at Derby Museums, has jumped to second place, while Ann Bhatti of Connect Derby and Ian Morgan of Derbyshire County Cricket Club are both fighting for a spot in the top three.

Commenting on their participation in the event so far, Angela Jenkins from Cactus Images, said:

“The Big Lockup has certainly been up there as one of the most fun projects that Chris and I have worked on so far with Cactus Images.

“The variety of shots that we’ve taken for the event, including the inmates’ signature mug shots showing their responses and ‘attitudes’ to the hilarious ‘arrests’, has definitely made for some quality content. And it can’t be overlooked how enthusiastic everyone has been taking part, with no hesitation at all to get into character – in fact, they all seem to quite enjoy being Derby’s most wanted!

“Cactus Images are delighted to be involved in planning and executing this event, especially as it’s for such amazing local causes.”

To find out more about ‘Derby’s Big Lock Up’ or to make a donation, visit  www.thebiglockup.co.uk. Regular updates will be made during the day via the dedicated social media pages, so be sure to follow for up-to-date news and information.

*Information correct as of 13 April 2018 and is subject to change.

TEN LOCAL BUSINESS LEADERS HAVE COMMITTED CRIMES THAT ARE ALMOST TOO TERRIBLE TO REPEAT… WE NEED YOUR HELP TO KEEP THEM BEHIND BARS ON FRIDAY 20 APRIL!

Ann Bhatti – Head of Connect Derby
Crime: Being a diva – extremely high maintenance

Christine Durrant – Acting Chief Executive of Derby City Council
Crime: Addicted to caffeine and hot chocolate

Lindsey Hatfield – Commercial Development Manager at Marketing Derby
Crime: Mischief and misdemeanour – don’t ask, she’ll never tell

Jonathan Gray – CEO of Greendog
Crime: Crimes against fashion

Ian Morgan – Chairman of Derbyshire County Cricket Club
Crime: Aggravated assault on dress codes

David Nelson – Business Advisory Partner at Smith Cooper
Crime: Arson – his spreadsheets are on fire!

Olivia Pritchard – Owner of Hide Burger, BEAN Caffe, Rask Derby and Bustler Market
Crime: Cattle rustling – caught rounding up longhorn cows for Hide burgers

Al Ca-Mo Suleman – “The Money Man” at Derby Museums
Crime: Laundering chocolate coins and kidnapping Freddo the frog

John Whitby – Mayor of Derby
Crime: Excessive noise pollution

David Williams – Chairman of Geldards LLP
Crime: Stalker of Gregg’s Cheese and Onion pasties

Dean Jackson – Owner of Huub
Crime: Breaking all the rules

Hardyal Dhindsa – Police and Crime Commissioner
Crime: Organised Crime


RECIPIENTS OF THE MAYOR’S CHARITY FUNDRAISING 2017 - 2018

Children First
Acts as a meeting place to provide supervised contact, family support and mentoring services, to discuss any issues the families may be facing.

Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre
Provides Derbyshire children experiencing difficult times at home with a week-long holiday in Skegness, Lincolnshire. For many children, the relationships gained remain with them for the rest of their lives.

Safe and Sound
Provides support directly to children, young people and families in Derby and Derbyshire, keeping children and young people safe from sexual exploitation.

The British Red Cross
A volunteer-led humanitarian organisation that helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are.

Derby Museums Trust
A charitable trust, responsible for holding and curating all art and collections in their care, showcasing the best of Derby’s rich cultural and creative history in a fun and interactive way.


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