The Metropolitan Police has confirmed that one of its high-profile child sexual abuse investigations, Operation Midland, cost £2.5m in total.

It includes staffing costs and overtime expenditure, Scotland Yard said.

The figure comes after the Met said it would be unable to calculate the cost.

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