POLICE from Dorset could be sent to the capital during Donald Trump's visit to London.

The American president will meet the Queen and go to Chequers when he visits Britain between this Thursday, July 12, and Sunday, July 15.

Dorset officers could be called on for support as part of a mutual aid arrangement. The arrangement is an agreement among emergency responders, and in particular police forces, to lend assistance across jurisdictional boundaries.

Police have also been drafted in to support colleagues in Salisbury as part of the Novichok poisoning inquiry.

Last Saturday, Dorset Police had more 999 calls in a 24-hour stretch than at any other time outside new year's eve.

Chief Superintendent Glen Mayhew, strategic alliance commander for operations, urged the public to be responsible amid "unprecedented" demand.

He said: “We have the added responsibility of offering mutual aid to our partners in Wiltshire, as well as in the capital as part of the Donald Trump visit to the UK."