There was a slight drop in crime last month in Porthleven, compared the previous year.

Only 11 crimes were reported to police during April, compared to 14 last year.

Those reported included two cases of criminal damage to motor vehicles, which officers are treated as linked. They think the damage was caused by a hammer found close to the scene.

Damage was also caused to a property when a glass pane was smashed.

A child’s red and yellow sit-in car was taken from a garden and keys were stolen from a pub table.

There were a number of domestic-related cases, including harassment without violence – for which offers hope a restraining order will be made – an assault causing actual bodily harm and a separate common assault.

A second, unrelated common assault was caused to a member of the public while they attempted to restrain a man before he was arrested.

The remaining crimes have previously been reported in the Packet: cruelty to an animal (a cat), in which the investigation remains ongoing but there are a number of leads, plus a dog attack offence involving 21 lambs.