Social media reports of a man dying in the street in Newlyn turned out to be false.

Police have confirmed that the man in a doorway in The Coombe was in fact passed out drunk.

A man posted on a local Facebook group at around 8pm last night (Thursday January 17) saying that he had walked past what he suspected to be a dead body.

He said that police and ambulance were in attendance.

The post was removed shortly afterwards.