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Police Olympic Torch Bill Revealed: £150,000
8:02am 6th January 2013
Pirate FM hs learnt Devon and Cornwall Police spent £150,000 on the Olympic Torch relay.
Bosses have defended the cost, despite cuts to frontline services.
The force said most of it went on extra staffing.
Assistant Chief Constable Paul Netherton said: "£150,000, for the scale of the policing operation, was not a significant amount. And I think in terms of what it did for Cornwall, and what it did for the country, it was money well spent.
"There's something like £3,500,000 was bought into Cornwall just from that one day when it was there. And of course the legacy, the wonderful shots you had, that's a real benefit to the county."
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