Balcombe fracking demos reported to cost £4 million


Confirmed - £4million police costs of Balcombe fracking demos.

The Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne has revealed that her calculations for the final overall cost - including standard police salaries - stands at £3.985m. And she has warned that other police forces could face similar costly situations over fracking demonstrations in the future.

The crime commissioner has submitted an application to Home Office officials to recover the cost of the policing operation.