Darren Mark Taskis, of Manor Farm Close in Goldsithney, was fined £265 by Truro magistrates after pleading guilty to stealing an Old Town Discovery canoe worth £550.

The 35-year-old was also ordered to pay £90 compensation, £27 victim surcharge and £85 towards prosecution costs. The theft took place in Fraddam last October and the canoe belonged to Neil Morris.