Police say they will facilitate 'peaceful protest' at a Newquay hotel housing asylum seekers.

Devon and Cornwall Police states it is seeking to engage with the organisers ahead of their planned protest outside the Beresford Hotel on Saturday, February 25 at 11.45am.

Protestors plan to block the road in both directions outside the hotel. 

The planned protest at the Beresford Hotel in Newquay follows 15 people being arrested after violent clashes outside a Merseyside hotel accommodating asylum seekers on Friday.

A police officer and two members of the public suffered minor injuries during the disorder in Knowsley.

A police van was set alight and missiles including lit fireworks were thrown at officers.

A police spokesman said: “We are aware of a planned protest due to take place in Newquay.

“We are seeking to engage with the protest organisers. 

“Police will facilitate peaceful protest and use relevant legislation to keep communities safe. 

“We will continue to review any information received regarding this matter.”