Almost £250,000 has been spent on security at Gloucester prison since is closed last year, the BBC has learned.

Figures revealed through a Freedom of Information request also show more than £23,000 has been spent on maintenance and £17,000 on electricity.

The site has been up for sale since HMP Gloucester closed in March 2013.

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