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DSEI policing cost over 4million

mark | 05.03.2004 03:40 | DSEi 2003 | Anti-militarism | London

A local london newspaper recently reported that the policing bill for the 2003 DSEI arms fair was over 4 million quid.

EUROPE'S largest arms fair, held in Docklands last September, cost over £4million to police, The Wharf can reveal.

The Metropolitan Police are set to ask the organisers of the bi-annual Defence Systems Equipment International (DSEi) to foot the bill next time. This year it reached £4,380,000, with over 1,600 officers here every day.

The Metropolitan Police Authority (MPA) said it was looking at charging policing costs to organisers of commercial events like DSEi and David Blaine's 40-day stunt by Tower Bridge last summer.

Feb 5 2004
Allison Martin

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  1. oops — mark
  2. Dodgy precedent? — steve
  3. Football clubs — mark