Keeping a suspect in police custody is more expensive than 5-star hotel!
London: New figures released by UK Police have revealed that keeping a suspect in police custody costs more than putting someone at a five-star hotel.
The bill for the first eight hours in a basic custody cell is 359 pounds, with the price dropping to 205 pounds for every subsequent eight-hour period, reports the Daily Mail.
The costs equate to a 769 pounds bill for police to keep a prisoner in custody for a 24-hour period, according to figures from Sussex Police.
By comparison, a night in a luxury room at The Grand Hotel, Brighton, costs 185 pounds. Luxury suites cost 205 pounds a night.
Despite prisoners receiving just basic food and a blanket for the night, the price still outstrips The Grand, where guests sleep in Egyptian cotton sheets and receive free luxury gifts in their rooms.
Defending the price of a night in the cells, Superintendent Russ Whitfield of Sussex Police said: “All of those costs are based on what services and resources are provided, including staffing, food and blankets.”
“The significant difference between us and a luxury hotel is that Sussex Police have to detain individuals against their will. We have a duty to do this safely and protect the public,” he added.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Indrani 'slow-poisoned' Sheena, wanted to portray Mikhail as 'mentally unstable'?
- People have no faith left in Modi government: Sonia Gandhi at Swabhiman rally
- Lashkar-e-Toiba plotting 26/11-style attack in India with the help of Pak Navy, ISI?
- Radhe Maa approached to be a part of Bigg Boss 9?
- Swabhiman rally: About Bihar's development or Narendra Modi?
- Satire website publishes article on Osama bin Laden being alive and quotes Edward Snowden
- Indrani's former brother-in-law claims Sheena was Siddharth Das' daughter
- Sheena Bora murder case: 'Indrani Mukerjea's father thrashed her with belt'
- Sheena murder: Suitcase seized from Indrani, Peter's residence meant for disposing Mikhail's body?
- Amitabh Bachchan's Twitter account hacked, sex sites planted as 'following'