£2,700 an hour on translators
A recent poll conducted by the Conservative Party in the UK revealed that the UK police forces spent almost £2,700 an hour on translators in 2007.
This was spent on translation and interpreting between witnesses and suspects.
A total bill of £24 million for translation in 2006/07 was returned.
This was up 64pc from the 2004 figure of £14 million.
The data and figures were gathered by the Conservatives as part of a Freedom of Information request to forces in England and Wales.
The STAR Team