Cost of policing badger cull revealed

The estimated total for policing the badger cull in Gloucestershire was £1.7 million. Avon and Somerset Police recorded costs of almost £739,000.

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Badger policing cost defended

Gloucestershire and Avon & Somerset police have revealed the cost of the recent badger cull to each force.

Martin Surl, Gloucestershire's Police and Crime Commissioner says it cost £1.7 million to police the cull over the seven week period, or £1,800 pounds per badger.

He says the cost will be recharged to central government. In the Avon and Somerset area, the figure was £739,000 pounds for the period.

But the Farming Minister says the real cost is dealing with TB in cattle:-

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Cost of policing Somerset badger cull almost £739K

The cost of policing the cull will be refunded by the Government Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The cost of policing the badger cull in Somerset has been revealed.

Avon and Somerset Police say almost £739,000 was spent but they say that money will be refunded by the Government.

PCC says policing Glos badger cull cost £1.7 millon

The cost of policing the cull will be refunded by the Government Credit: ITV News West Country

Gloucestershire's police and crime commissioner has revealed the full cost to the force of the recent badger cull.

Martin Surl says the estimated total for policing the cull over the seven week period was £1.7 million pounds. He says the cost will be recharged to central government.