The PSNI has explained why it cost more than £1m to police the Olympic torch run in Northern Ireland - more than it cost in London.
The Metropolitan Police spent £250,000 less, even though it was in London for an extra two days.
Assistant Chief Constable Alastair Finlay said the expense in was down to the torch run falling over two public holidays and a larger geographical area.
“Although it ran 212 miles in London in Northern Ireland it covered just under 600 miles over the five days it was here,” he said.
“Quite a bit of that was done in convoy, on road, it went to every council area.
“The whole different spectrum of that and the different approach of that meant the policing operation was significantly different.”