The area's MP says there is "no truth" to rumours that asylum seekers being housed in a hotel in Newquay are to be moved to St Columb Minor.

Newquay and St Austell MP Steve Double said: "A number of constituents have contacted me regarding concerns about the alleged relocation of the asylum seekers staying at the Beresford Hotel to St Columb Minor.

"The Head of Asylum Support at the Home Office, with whom I have regular calls to receive updates on the Newquay situation, has been made aware of the concerns of local people.

"He has made it very clear that there is absolutely no truth in the suggestion that the asylum seekers will be housed in St Columb Minor.

"I have also been assured that the Beresford Hotel remains very much a temporary measure and that every effort is being made to move the asylum seekers on to more permanent accommodation. They are at the top of the list for transfer.

"I trust this reassures people that the rumours regarding the housing of asylum seekers in St Columb Minor is false, however my door is always open for constituents who have concerns."