Twelve police officers covering the G7 Summit in Cornwall are self-isolating after one tested positive for coronavirus onboard the police ferry in Falmouth.

Devon and Cornwall Police said that as part of its testing regime one case of Covid-19 was identified early this morning (Friday).

It involved an officer staying onboard the mega-ferry Silja Europa, which is housing around 1,000 police officers who have been drafted in to cover the summit in Carbis Bay and surrounding areas.

A further 11 officers who had been in close contact with the affected officer are also now self-isolating, at a different location.

In a statement released this afternoon a force spokesperson said: "As part of our testing regime, during the early hours of June 11 we have identified one officer who is currently supporting G7 policing and accommodated on the ferry, has given a positive lateral flow test for Covid-19.

"The officer, plus those who have come into close contact, are currently self-isolating at another designated location.

"All who have come into close contact or are in the bubble of those who tested positive are also currently self-isolating, which equates to 12 officers in total.

"The next stage is for those who have tested positive to undertake a PCR test.

"We are continuing to follow the advice of Public Health England."