The founder of Helston-based aid charity Shelterbox has withdrawn his claim for unfair dismissal against the organisation.

Tom Henderson, 66, of Barbican Way, had launched a claim against the charity which he created in Helston, after he was sacked due to fraud allegations of which he was later cleared.

Mr Henderson, his son John, 37, from Hayle, and a third man from Dorset, appeared at the Old Bailey last year to answer the allegation. But at the end of the 44 day trial the jury was unable to reach a decision and the Crown Prosecution Service decided not to seek a retrial, leading to a judge recording a not guilty trial.

Mr Henderson has strongly denied the allegations which had led to him being sacked as chief executive in 2012, and made a claim against the charity for unfair dismissal and breach of contract.

A hearing had been due to be heard at Bodmin, but an employment tribunal spokesman confirmed the case has been closed.

He said: "No judgement had been made in the public domain."

A ShelterBox spokesman said: "Tom Henderson has withdrawn his claim for unfair dismissal and wrongful dismissal and made a payment to ShelterBox in respect of costs."

Mr Henderson said after being cleared of fraud last year: "I can honestly say I don’t think I’ve done anything wrong. The damage to my personal and professional reputation has been huge."