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Police Olympic Torch Bill Revealed: £150,000

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 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."

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