Illusionist David Blaine's London starvation stunt cost more than $102,000 (GBP64,000) to police.

Half the bill is being paid for by television bosses, who are also covering parking and cleaning costs incurred by the local council during the 44-day stunt next to the capital's Tower Bridge.

However, the bill doesn't include the costs of policing the final day, when Blaine left the Perspex box.

11/11/2003 17:13