A burglar caught short on a Redruth industrial estate left police to find a nasty surprise.

The thief stole a cement mixer from Darrock and Brown restoration specialists at United Downs Industrial Estate on Sunday, March 17.

“But then the thief had the cheek to chop off the lock to the portaloo, do a poo in it and not flush,” said DC Rick Milburn from Falmouth Police Station, “Just to add insult to injury.”

Anyone with any information on the dirty burglary can contact the police on 101 ref GP/13/535.