The cost of policing the anti fracking protests in Balcombe is more than £4m and ,despite some help from the government, much of the bill will fall to Sussex Police.
Today the energy minister announced there are potentially 40 more drilling sites to explore for shale gas nationwide. So how much more will police forces have to fork out? John Ryall reports.
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Highways England thanked people for pointing it out. The A34 sign has now been removed.