Police in Suffolk have spent more than £700,000 on paying for internet and mobile phones in the last seven years a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The East Anglian Daily Times report:

SUFFOLK Constabulary has paid mobile phone companies and internet service providers more than £700,000 over the past seven years.

Police have said the money had to be spent in order to gain evidence and intelligence for a range of inquiries since 2005/06.

The constabulary released the figures as a result of a Freedom of Information request.

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