Hotel near G7 summit evacuated 'after suspicious package found'

Guests and hotel staff have been evacuated from a hotel near the G7 summit in Cornwall after a ‘suspicious package’ was found.

Devon and Cornwall police said officers were called to the Falmouth Hotel in Falmouth about 3.15am following reports of a suspicious package in the hotel’s grounds.

The force said in a statement: ‘In order to maintain public safety, the area is currently being safely evacuated as a precautionary measure.

‘This will impact on those staying within the Falmouth Hotel, Madeira Hotel and campervans in the area, as well as neighbouring properties.

‘A 100 meter cordon will be put in place and Royal Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal are en route to the scene.

‘Police remain at the scene and the incident is ongoing.’

The incident comes one day before the G7 summit and just hours after Boris Johnson and President Joe Biden arrived in Cornwall for the event.

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