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Legal representative locked up for charity

A Gullands legal representative recently swapped his freedom for 24 hours behind bars at Maidstone Police Station to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support.

Spencer Stacey, 39, who works in the criminal team, is more used to spending his days representing people in police custody so his time behind bars was a challenge.

Spencer commented: “People are often taking part in a sponsored walk, run or bike ride to raise money for charity but I wanted to do something a bit different.  The majority of my professional life is spent in police custody suites representing those who have been arrested and trying to secure their release.  I thought it would raise interest and money to spend 24 hours behind bars, which is also the maximum amount of time a suspect can be held in the first instance.

“Cancer has a huge impact for many families including my own, as sadly my father was diagnosed with bowel cancer a few years ago and has recently been
diagnosed with secondary lung cancer.

“The money I have raised for Macmillan Cancer Support will hopefully pay for the cost of a nurse for a week.”

So far, Spencer has raised £500.  Anyone wishing to sponsor him can go to