A Royal Navy jet has crashed into a field in Cornwall after two trainee pilots safely ejected.

The crash occurred near the Lizard Peninsula, roughly 10 miles from RNAS Culdrose.

Local resident Layla Astley tweeted: ‘I saw the plane fly low over our house and then there was a crack as the two pilots ejected.

‘Parachutes open. Plane then banked left and crashed in nearby field. Just hope no one was hurt.’

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson wrote on Twitter: ‘Emergency services are currently in the St Martins area of Helston following reports of a plane crash.

‘Public are asked to avoid the area whilst first responders attend the scene. Updates as we get them.’

More to follow.