The D&C Police and Crime Commissioner has tried to reassure businesses that the G7 Summit will not get in the way of 'business as usual.'

Devon and Cornwall’s Police and Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez has assured communities it’s business as usual for local policing as the World’s most powerful leaders descend on Carbis Bay for the G7 Summit this weekend.

PCC Alison Hernandez said: "Policing the summit is a logistical challenge and will require considerable resourcing from all areas of the force but over 5,000 additional officers have been brought in to offer public order support and specialist skills from police forces across the UK.

"These officers not only provide capacity and resilience to police the event but also help the Force maintain day-to-day standards of policing and services to communities.

"This is an event for all residents in Cornwall to experience and share, but most of all the public needs to feel safe and protected during such a high-profile event in their community."

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Commissioner Hernandez said that public safety and the protection of life and property remains top priority but urged the public to use the most appropriate way contact the police at what is bound to be a very busy period.

"Plans are in place to manage the potential for heightened demand and call handling provision is a key part of preparations for G7.

"But sometimes people are confused about what is the best way to contact the police.

"So call 999 when it’s an emergency such as when a crime is in progress, when you some you suspect of committing a crime is nearby, when there is danger to life or when violence is being used or threatened."

D&C Police have also previously reiterated that the public should use alternate methods to contact them throughout the weekend in order to free up phone lines to allow for people without internet access to contact them.