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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood writes crime and policing news and graduated Teesside Uni with a degree in Crime & Investigation.

Brave police officers from across the UK have signed up to spend the night in a haunted jail to raise money to support the families of fallen police officers and to help reduce crime committed by youths.

So far an amazing £3.2K has been raised as officers prepare to spend the night locked up inside the haunted Steelhouse Lane Lock-up.

Those police officers will spend the night in the Steelhouse Lane Lock-up a Victorian mini-prison which is steeped in history, the prison was in active use for over 125 years.

Police officers from across the UK have taken on the brave challenge which will take place over two nights Friday 8th January and Saturday 9th January 2019.

Prisoners were barred from roaming the floors and walkways through the night and would be confined to their cells, many prisoners died here, significant paranormal investigations have taken place within the Lock Up since it closed. with significant activity reported on several occasions.

Cops turned prisoners will be left inside the prison alone, as the lights go out on the historic prison and will be left to fend for themselves as the night cuts in and the haunting begins. This one is not for the faint-hearted only the bravest will survive, but once they are inside the Lock Up there is no going back.

Where is the money going?

Please consider making a donation to help support families who have lost loved ones in the police service and helping the West Midlands Police Museum develop their engagement programme to do more work with the young people to ensure they do not end up in the cells ensuring there will be fewer victims of crime.

COPS is a UK registered charity dedicated to helping the families of police officers who have lost their lives on duty, rebuild their lives.

The West Midlands Police Museum is fund raising to relocate to the Lock-up, preserving this historic building and ensuring our vast heritage collection can be made more accessible and enjoyed by everyone. We also aim to deliver inputs on current policing messages to young people – e.g. knife crime, drugs, online safety and child sexual exploitation. By celebrating our joint heritage, we also aim to build bridges with different communities across the West Midlands.

Please click here to make a donation and support the Lock up Lock in your donation will make a real difference.

Follow the fun on the evening, Scream by Scream simply follow @PoliceHour on twitter for live updates & videos.

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