BP oil spill bill hits £5.2bn

BP has said that it has so far clocked up a £5.2bn bill for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster.

An estimated 265,000 barrels of oil have been collected from the water, the company said.

Meanwhile 28,400 personnel, more than 4,050 vessels, and dozens of aircraft are still working on the spill clean-up.

The disaster was triggered after an explosion at the oil giant's Deepwater Horizon project in April, which claimed 11 lives.