Twelve police officers at the G7 summit are self-isolating after one officer tested positive for coronavirus on the Falmouth accommodation cruise ship, police have said.

Devon and Cornwall Police confirmed the officer went through their testing regime early on Friday morning and received a positive lateral flow test.

The force said that he was supporting G7 policing and was accommodated on the ferry they rented for the duration of the summit, the MS Silja Europa.

A spokesman for the police said: "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."

The ferry is housing more than 1,000 police officers who have been brought in to provide security at the summit.

Police officers on a RIB in St Ives, during the G7 summit in Cornwall

Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Police presence will remain high in the area for the duration of the weekend, with 6,500 officers and staff involved altogether, Devon and Cornwall Police said.