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Imps' director to spend one night with the police

10 September 2019

Next month one of Lincoln City Football Club’s directors will be spending one night as a 'guest of Lincolnshire Police' to raise money for a good cause.

On Friday 25th October, the cells in the new Emergency Services Station on South Park in Lincoln, will be welcoming their overnight guests – but unusually those guests will have paid to be there.

Imps’ director, Peter Doyle, will be just one of the representatives from businesses across the county who are staying overnight in police cells, in aid of 12-year-old Alexander Goodwin who was recently diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare type of bone cancer which affects fewer than 30 children in the UK each year.

To make the night in custody an even more realistic Shaun West, previous Assistant Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police, is returning to a role he had some time ago as Custody Sergeant, for one night only to ‘book in’ the detainees for their special night in the cells.  He said: “We are excited to be able to offer this opportunity for people to experience a night in the cells – while raising money for a great cause. I can’t promise it will be the most comfortable night away – but what people will lack in home comforts they will make up for in knowing they are making a big difference to a special little boy.”

To find out more about Alex via by clicking HERE or follow him on twitter @alexs_journey

If you are interested in supporting Alex, you can buy a night in the cells for £250. This will include a genuine custody style evening meal and breakfast. All the money raised will go to charity. For more information please contact John Horton from Lincolnshire Police by emailing on

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