A HARD drive thought to have contained CCTV footage washed up at the shore near The Greenbank Hotel.

It was spotted by Falmouth man Clint Gilbert who posted a picture on Facebook and was contacted by Steve Gray, who manages Screwfix in Helston.

Mr Gray believed it may have been connected to a burglary at Screwfix last month in which intruders damaged the shop.

But on closer inspection he discovered that the hard drive did not match the one from the Helston store.

Mr Gray attempted to hand it in to a police station, but was told that he could not and officers would collect it from his home.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson was unable to give any further details when contacted by the Packet.