More than half a million pounds of public money was spent policing this year’s March for England, The Argus can exclusively reveal.
The £545,000 total is up £52,000 on last year’s bill with an average of £3,633 spent on each of the 150 nationalists taking part.
The Argus can also exclusively reveal a staggering 1,325 officers were on duty on April 27 – equating to nine officers per March for England protester. Last year 700 officers worked on the day.
The revelations have led city leaders to once again question the future of the event.