People living in an area of west Cornwall have been told to stay indoors with their windows shut due to a "large incident" that is ongoing.

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service has directed the message to residents of Carninney Lane in Carbis Bay under the heading "important".

It is due to a chemcial spill in the area. 

A spokesperson said: "We are now urging residents and members of the public in and around the Carninney Lane area of Carbis Bay to please remain indoors with windows and doors shut while we deal with a large incident in the area.

"Please avoid all but essential traffic movement at this time."

The fire service has since confirmed that crews are currently at an incident involving chemicals in the Carninney Lane area of Carbis Bay.

In a statement it said: "This is a multi-agency incident and our crews are working with other services on scene.

"An exclusion zone is being set up. Devon and Cornwall Police are urging people to stay away from the area and keep windows and doors closed at this time."

Crews from St Ives, Penzance, Tolvaddon and St Just fire stations are at the scene, together with three fire officers, police and the ambulance service.

More updates to follow.