Units from Cumbria police will be among a multi-agency presence at the G7 world leaders summit in Cornwall.

President of the United States Joe Biden and Germany's chancellor Angela Merkel will be among the world leaders visiting Cornwall next week for the G7 summit - and officers from Cumbria will be just one of the forces lending resources to the event's security detail.

Operations support inspector Kim Brown said in a post on social media today: "This weekend is the start for some of our teams to go on deployment to G7.

"Firearms, public order, search officers from Cumbria Tactical and police dog teams from Cumbria Police Dog Section will travel to assist the event."

The G7, or Group of Seven, is a union of the world's most economically advanced countries, including the UK. Their meetings involve publishing joint-action plans to the big problems of their time.

Covid-19 recovery is set to be the major talking point for leaders in Cornwall this week along with climate change.

Mutual aid officers working away at the summit will be able to claim an overnight allowance of £50 per night.

They will get an extra £30 Hardship Allowance if "proper accommodation" is not provided, unions have called it a win.

Devon and Cornwall Police Federation Secretary Jim Purkiss said: "It’s a good result for us, as initially the operation didn’t think it would be able to pay the allowance to officers.

"We made representations to the GOLD commander that by paying the allowance, it not only supported the wellbeing of officers but also the policing operation.

"It’s a massive win because historically things like this haven’t always been a given. So I think it’s a great achievement for us to influence the force, for the benefit of them and our members.