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Assange: Total cost to police Ecuadorian embassy hits 2.9 million

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02-16 at 13:18:37 CST

A Scotland Yard spokesman said:

The estimated total cost of policing the Ecuadorian embassy between 19 June 2012 to 31 January 2013 is 2.9 million, of which 2.3 million is opportunity costs (Police Officer Pay costs that would be incurred in normal duties) and 0.6 million additional costs (estimated additional Police Overtime as a direct result of the deployments at the Ecuadorian embassy).

The costs are covered by the MPS.