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‘Arrest warrant’ issued for Deputy Commissioner

A spoof warrant for the arrest of Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Brian Ashton has been issued.

Mr Ashton is suspected of scrutinising financial documents without mercy, but claims that his fondness for finances and figures will help raise money for Ormiston Children & Families Trust.

He will take part in the Trust’s sponsored ‘Jail & Bail’ event which will take place on 26th March, when he will be arrested by Special constables and taken to an undisclosed location until sufficient funds have been raised for the Trust to secure his bail.

Commenting on his imminent arrest, Brian said: “I was appointed by the Commissioner to support his work, with a particular focus on finance. I am astonished to now find myself in hot water because I’ve taken that job seriously. While I’m the first to admit that I am a very careful man, I’ve acquired this reputation of excessive rigour purely on the basis of my involvement in the 2013-14 police budget. I hope that people will be able to see that I was just doing my job and that it is down to them to prevent a huge miscarriage of justice.”

Commissioner Sir Graham Bright has become very appreciative of Brian’s eagle eyed precision during the past three months and has vowed to make a donation to secure his release. He has urged others to do the same.

If you think the charges against Brian are unjustified, you can donate money to secure his release by visiting  If on the other hand you believe there is a case to answer, donations will also be accepted to keep him in jail for longer. 

Ormiston Children & Families Trust is a leading charity for children and young people in the East of England. They provide services to support children and young people from disadvantaged communities who face the very real dangers of social exclusion.

The charity works across six counties and as more than 40 projects. Using vital knowledge about social issues at a grass roots level, they harness the expertise of their professionals to create change where it is really needed. They also run a number of children’s centres across East Anglia.