An outdoor adventure charity near Falmouth that supports young people all over Cornwall has had its tents stolen for the second year running - and they believe it could be linked to an ex-employee.

BF Adventure, based at Halvasso off the Falmouth to Helston road, has now appealed for people to keep an eye out for any tents being sold, particularly on social media selling sites and car boot sales.

A spokesperson said: "We have had some of our tents stolen again for the second year running and would like to spread the word and possibly track down those responsible.

"We are very confident someone local to BF Adventure has been trying to sell the tents on eBay. It's very sad but we have strong suspicions that the contact information of the seller from eBay, and PayPal used by the seller, is possibly linked to an ex employee of BF Adventure. When we tried to purchase the tents they were removed."

Anyone who sees any Vango Drummond 500, five-man family tents in green, with the ID 'BFA' written on them in marker pen, should know that these are stolen tents.

"We have investigations being conducted by the police, eBay and Pay Pal but need all the help we can get.

"If you see the tents at boot fares, buy and sell Facebook sites or being used, please can you pass onto us or the police as soon as possible with photos, contact numbers etc - any information you have?

"If you can help us fundraise for new equipment please let us know, all help is very much appreciated," added the spokesperson.

BF Adventure is an educational charity based at Goodygrane Activity Centre, which runs programmes for young people to boost confidence and skills, as well as for school groups, holiday activities and as corporate team building.