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£32k Police Bill For Olympic Torch Relay

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Wednesday, Apr 17th, 2013.

A Freedom of Information request has revealed that the bill to North Wales Police for the Olympic Torch relay was £32,281.

North Wales Police said they did not receive funding or take money from other forces to meet their costs.

The cost breakdown was given as :

Additional payments to officers/staff (eg. overtime) – £22,745.58
Subsistence – £4,415.31
‘Other costs’ – £5120.72

Total £32,281.61

We have previously FOI’ed the costs to police Wrexham FC games (details here) which equated to £15,000 for three seasons. The torch relay route was however in several places in North Wales, whereas the Wrexham FC games are in a single location.

You can relive the day by checking out our picture gallery page here, details of minor protests on the day here , and our video of the day below:

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