Cost of policing G7 summit estimated at £70m

Devon and Cornwall force to be joined by 5,000 officers from around the UK in its ‘largest security operation’

The security cost of hosting next weekend’s G7 summit in Cornwall will exceed £70m if the final bill of policing the meeting of world leaders is in line with the two previous events held in the UK.

Around 6,500 police will secure the event at Carbis Bay, near St Ives, on 11-13 June, with more than 5,000 coming from around the country to help the Devon and Cornwall force run what it said is the “largest security operation in its history”.

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