Demo policing bill
HIGH policing costs may lead Yorks police to stop attending weekly protests outside the gates of the UKs largest calf exporter Albert Hall Farms, Strensall.
Up to 80 officers have attended each demo since February at an average cost of £8000 a night, said Chief Inspector Jim Greenwood. So far the bill totalled £100,000, which could lead the police to review their policy of attending demos.
"We are having to use contingency funds to pay our men and that is putting resources under a great strain," said Mr Greenwood.
The protests continued on Monday night. About 30 campaigners have been arrested since the protests began. *