The costs for his debacle must run into 100's of thousands
1 cost of police time and resources to get a magistrate to issue unlawful warrant
2 cost of police time and resources to raid bates house (6 officers plus police cars and vans)
3 cost of lawyers to comminicate with bates lawyers over bail and other conditions
4 cost of juditial hearing (lawyers/2 judges/police time and resouces)
5 cost of application + lawyers for new warrant to re seize material from Port
6 cost of second warrant refusal (costs awarded to bates lawyers) police time and resources
7 cost of application of bates lawyers for contempt proceedings
8 cost of bates and lawyers commincations concerning returning of illegal seized material
9 cost of police and lawyers time and resources for contempt hearing.
10 cost of returning bates stuff to his solicitor's Police + resources
11 posible cost to variety of media sources
(there must be things I have missed)
and wait for it -------
yes you guessed didn't you ?
compensation to bates and his lawyers.
I do hope Avon and Somerset tax payers have very deep pockets.
If I was one of them, i'd sue Port for the money he has wasted.