This year's Helston Carnival and Harvest Fair has been cancelled.

The organising committee said it announced the decision this evening "with great sadness".

It affects the carnival, horticulture and craft show, and all associated events, which also include a dog show and garden competition.

The events were due to take place in early September.

The committee said: "Our priority is to protect the health and safety of everyone participating in all these events, and those supporting them.

"Although we are all very disappointed, this is the safest decision.

"We wish everybody the very best during these difficult times, safe stay and thank you for your support."