UK will foot £5mn policing bill for Donald Trump’s visit to Scotland

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Опубликовано 5 июля 2018, 15:13
The UK Treasury will foot a £5 million bill needed for extra policing if US President Donald Trump visits Scotland in mid-July. It followed an outcry from Scottish officials who did not want to be the ones left with the bill.
The US president is expected to visit Scotland after he meets Prime Minister Theresa May at Downing Street in London or at Chequers, her country retreat.

But concerns were raised over the cost of the visit after Interim Chief Constable Iain Livingstone told the Scottish Police Authority it could require at least 5,000 officers at a potential price of £5 million (US$6.6 million). The police response would also have to cover mass protests which are planned in Glasgow and Edinburgh. Livingstone said that to ensure 24-hour policing, days off had been canceled and shifts rearranged.

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