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Costs Recovered for Football Matches (585A/20)


Please could you provide the costs recovered from Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers for policing on their ‘footprint’ (i.e Special Policing Services) for the four separate time periods below?

from 17th June 2020 to the 21st July 2020

from 24th June 2020 to the 20th July 2020

from 26th December 2019 to 16th February 2020

from 14th February 2020 to 7th March 2020


Please find attached our response and note that we did not recover any costs for the below time periods as these were behind closed doors, therefore there were no officers on the footprint:

17th June 2020 to the 21st July 2020

24th June 2020 to the 20th July 2020

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

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