Man Makes Up Bag Snatch Story

St Mary’s Police say that claims that a bag had been snatched on Porthcressa were not true.

Officers investigated a mysterious allegation that a rucksack containing valuables had been taken by a male. It was said that the valuable items were inside.

But yesterday, the ‘victim’ admitted to officers that he had lied to try and cover up losing a mobile phone in Newquay.

Sgt Colin Taylor reports that the man has confirmed that he had a trouble free trip to Scilly. He’s been warned about wasting police time and has been asked to write a letter of apology.