Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Police Olympic Torch Bill Revealed: £150,000

torch7
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

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. ben fogle torch 2

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."

8:02am 6th January 2013

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
hate

WATCH: Police handle four hate crimes a week

Reports include someone spat at in a wheelchair

Most read
storm

LIVE: Storm Brian bears down on Cornwall

All the weather warnings and flood alerts you need to know

police officer

Man who died in A30 crash is named

A tractor and motorbike hit near Redruth

Top articles

LIVE: Storm Brian bears down on Cornwall

Cornwall News: All the weather warnings and flood alerts you need to know

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Parsons Green stabbing: Teenager appears in court charged with murder

National News: A second teenager has appeared in court charged with murder after a man was stabbed to death outside Parsons Green Tube station in west London.

UPDATE: Body found on popular Cornish beach

Cornwall News: Police say death at Watergate Bay 'isn't suspicious'

Women's rights lawyer Gloria Allred tells Weinstein: 'Harvey, you're done'

Showbiz News: A women's rights lawyer has insisted the career of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is "done" after she revealed details of another woman who alleges he sexually assaulted her.

Spain PM approves taking back powers from Catalonia after independence referendum

World News: Spain's central government is set to take some powers away from the Catalonia's administration, in an unprecedented move aimed at thwarting secession attempts.

Sergio Garcia honoured with life membership of European Tour

Sports News: Sergio Garcia has joined an elite list of golfing greats after being awarded Honorary Life Membership of the European Tour.

Newer article

Bill to Fix Flood Potholes Could be £7m

Cornwall News: Downpours blamed for rash of potholes on Cornwall's roads

Older article

Changes To Cornwall's Harbour Laws Criticised

Cornwall News: Duchy MP Sheryll Murray insists new bill to give managers more powers will not hit boat owners

Pirate Extra Pirate 70s Escape LoveCornwall