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Badger culls that never happened cost Gloucestershire police £64,000

By citizenmike  |  Posted: November 20, 2012

Badger cull that never happened cost police £64,000

Badger cull that never happened cost police £64,000

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Badger culls which never happened are thought to have cost Gloucestershire Police a whopping £64,000.

The force is claiming against the Government for planning security around controversial badger culls which were later postponed by MPs.

Forces can ask for extra Home Office cash to police events outside their normal duties.

A spokesperson for Gloucestershire Constabulary said: "The costs we have requested are for the overtime incurred in the course of the policing operation for the planned cull.

"We haven't received this money yet.

"We have already incurred these costs so any funds received will be a reimbursement."

The claim is being considered by the Home Office.

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  • Clued-Up  |  November 20 2012, 10:14PM

    Conservative estimates of the policing costs were £5M (for both cull areas) if the badger cull had gone ahead. Many people believe the actual bill would have been far higher. Assuming the badger slaughter project is now dead and buried, taxpayers have got off very lightly - their government has "only" wasted £64K public money on a scheme it knew was opposed by the vast majority of the electorate.

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  • fischadler  |  November 20 2012, 10:07PM

    Just think how many badgers could have been vaccinated for £64k.

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  • twigcat  |  November 20 2012, 5:32PM

    What a lot of money to waste on this nonsense.

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  • GlosAnarchy  |  November 20 2012, 3:13PM

    The police probably will have more expense due to the "threats to life" against the farmers and their families by some of the more extreme badgerists!

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