The Guardian's Edinburgh site reports on the latest developments?in the investigation into the truth behind police reports of an oil slick blamed on Climate Camp campaigners:
In August?we asked?Lothian and Borders Police (LBP) how much money it cost them to police the protest. The force?rejected?the first request, saying Operation Octave was still ongoing on 25 August.
We then submitted a?date-specific request?for the information, to try to ring-fence costs relating specifically to the Gogarburn demonstration, rather than any ongoing investigations or criminal cases.
However, this second attempt?has also been delayed, with the police force saying it is unlikely to be collated within the statutory 20 working days.