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Operation in Bristol on 4th June 2016


With regard to the operation in Bristol on Saturday 4th June 2016, policing several different rallies and marches:

1 - How much, in pounds, did the entire operation cost?

2 - How much, in pounds, did the steel fencing around College Green cost?

3 - How many police personnel were involved on the ground?

4 - How many police horses were involved?

5 - How many police dogs were involved?

6 - How many arrests were made?

7 - In terms of your answer to question 1), was this the most expensive policing event in Bristol history?


1. We do not hold this information as the total costs of the operations have not yet been collated. We are in the process of obtaining bills and in addition, police officers may also be in the process of submitting overtime claim forms. Therefore we are unable to provide a timescale for when this information will be available.

2. The fence is owned by the relevant police forces and is a national asset so therefore was at zero cost for the fencing itself. The only costs were for the staff to set them up which has not currently been calculated.

3. A total of 281 police officers and police staff members were involved.

4. Eight  horses from Avon and Somerset Constabulary were involved.

5. Tri-Force is a collaboration with Avon and Somerset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Police to provide Specialist Operational Services. This encompasses the specialisms of Firearms, Roads Policing, Collision Investigation and Dogs. Six dogs from Tri-Force were involved.

6. One arrest was made

7. This information is not recorded as the total costs of the policing operation have not yet been collated. However, we can advise that we do not believe this to have been our most expensive policing operation in Bristol.


FOI Ref: 785/16

Date of Request: 05.06.16