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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