Environmental action group Extinction Rebellion has charged police with 'sabotage' after Truro Farmers Market was cancelled due to the G7 summit.

It was reported today that the organisers of the market have had to cancel its annual five day market on Lemon Quay because the site has been allocated as a protest site during the event.

The market was supposed to run from June 9-13, while the G7 summit runs from June 11-13.

However Extinction Rebellion Cornwall, also known as Cornwall XR, say there are no plans for any mass protests in Truro at that time and it knows of no other organisations having one.

They say they oppose the police decision to designate Lemon Quay as a location for protestors and deplore the disruption to local people, particularly the Farmers Market, that this will cause.

A spokesperson for Cornwall XR said: “It’s been an incredibly tough year for local traders and the Farmers Market has put a lot of effort into a five days event to try and make up some of their lost revenue.

"The police seemed to have sabotaged this for no good reason as nobody that we know of is planning any sort of mass protests in Truro.

"The police should reverse this decision immediately so the Farmers Market and other events in Truro can go ahead as planned.”

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The Resist G7 campaign, which represents other G7 protest groups has also made it clear that they will not be coming to Truro.

They tweeted: "No one has asked to protest in Truro. It has no relevance to the G7. We won’t be using it and we hope everyone protesting will boycott the sites the police have offered."

Both the organisers of Truro Farmers' Market and Devon and Cornwall Police have been contacted for a comment.