released on police bail in aid of St Luke's hospice
19 April 2014
Following the arrest of Middlesex Rugby vice president Nigel Orton on 4th April by Harrow police, a campaign was launched to raise bail to secure his freedom.
was arrested and detained at Pinner Police Station pending investigations over an incident with a greengrocer and a cucumber.
succeeded in posting bail of £1500 last Friday and was freed from police custody in the St.Luke's Hospice 'Jail & Bail' fund raiser.
Together with other prominent community leaders Orton and his
colleagues collectively raised over £17500 for the Kenton Grange Hospice.
Ironically, Orton who is also Chairman of North West London's Magistrates, found incarceration "a daunting and salutary experience".
commented, "Despite being nicked for GBH with a cucumber on a greengrocer and detained for a strip search pending further enquiries, I remained cool whilst I was cuffed, subjected to a full search and the usual custody procedures before being banged up for an hour.