Police say they are overseeing a protest that has closed two lanes near Tamar Bridge this evening (Friday).

Motorists are being advised to avoid the area and find an alternative route, while the protest takes place on the A38.

One lane has been closed eastbound and another heading westbound, to allow the protest to be carried out safely.

Devon and Cornwall Police said officers were there to ensure that the "legal right to protest" could be carried out, while making sure there was no danger to the public.


Writing on Twitter just before 5.50pm, Devon and Cornwall Police said: "We are currently at the scene of a protest which is taking place on the A38 near the Tamar Bridge.

"Our role is to facilitate the legal right to protest whilst ensuring that this doesn’t become a danger to our public, or results in an unreasonable amount of disruption.

"We remain in discussion with organisers, who have assured [us] the Tamar Bridge protest will be peaceful and time-limited.

"Officers have closed a lane eastbound and westbound to allow for safe protest.

"We advise road users to avoid the area whilst this protest takes place."