Trump’s costly visit

Manchester Evening News - - NATIONAL -

THE po­lice op­er­a­tion for Don­ald Trump’s visit to the UK is es­ti­mated to have cost nearly £18 mil­lion, it has emerged.

Thou­sands of of­fi­cers were de­ployed to cover the four-day trip this sum­mer in the largest mo­bil­i­sa­tion since the 2011 ri­ots.

Sara Thorn­ton, who chairs the Na­tional Po­lice Chiefs’ Coun­cil, said it was a “sig­nif­i­cant op­er­a­tion” with the US Pres­i­dent vis­it­ing four force ar­eas and protests tak­ing place in many oth­ers.

Of­fi­cers at Prest­wick Air­port in Ayr­shire be­fore Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s ar­rival

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