A 29 year-old man has breached a sexual risk order which was imposed by Cornwall magistrates earlier this year.

Andrew James Opie, of East Hill, Camborne, admitted having contact with a child under the age of 16 before Bodmin magistrates on Friday.

Previously of Laburnum Close in Falmouth, Opie had been jailed at Truro Crown Court in May, less than a week after the sexual risk order had been made.

He was sentenced to six months in prison for carrying an offensive weapon in Falmouth's Acacia Road and Oakfield Terrace, having been targeted as a result of rumours of his contact with young people.

At that hearing, his defence lawyer Piers Nosworthy said that rumours of his contact with young people had resulted in threats of violence, which included trying to get Opie in the boot of a car and driving at the defendant to try to hit him.

Before Bodmin magistrates on Friday, he admitted that his latest offence was committed between August 1 and September 18, in Camborne.

The previous order imposed in May was revoked and replaced with a sexual harm prevention order, which will be in place for three years.

The order imposes a series of prohibitions, including having any contact or communication with any child under the age of 16; residing or sleeping where there is an under-16; using a computer or device capable of accessing internet; creating any profile on any internet site unless it is in his name; disclosing the creation of a profile to police within three days; allowing police to review any profile created on a dating website and must not delete any messages sent or received on those sites.

Opie is also required to register with the police in accordance with the Sexual Offences Act 2003 for three years.

He was fined £80 and ordered to pay £85 costs and £32 victim surcharge.