The Government’s badger culling policy has come under renewed attack after it emerged that policing costs for two pilot culls were more than £2.4 million.

Gloucestershire police and crime commissioner Martin Surl said on Twitter that policing costs for the full length of the Gloucestershire cull were £1.7 million.

The cost in Somerset was £738,985, which would be reclaimed from the Government, Avon and Somerset chief constable Nick Gargan tweeted.

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