A woman who was staying at the same Cornish guest house as pop star Finley Quaye has said his "utterly vile" behaviour frightened her and described him as a "man possessed."

Justine Kerrison was visiting Truro for the first time to see her son who is a manager at the Vanilla nightclub and bar.

Quaye had played at the Old Bakery in the city earlier in the evening last Friday, before causing a late night disturbance at the guest house.

She said: "I was witness to his vile behaviour which started at 3am when he woke several guests up. He was banging and swearing so much that it frightened me.

"Then at breakfast, the over-inflated ego decided to swear and rampage around trying to intimidate guests and staff. I've never heard of him... didn't recognise his name, his face, nor his songs. It seems he's more famous for his utterly vile nature and mouth than he is for his music."

Justine added: "I had the windows open in the bedroom as it was warm and this almighty racket started and woke me up. I could then hear someone banging around and shouting, 'are you going to effing let us in' and other obscenities and they were on the fire escape stairs.

"It sounded like he was banging the metal stairs with something metal. He was banging on doors and windows outside too and then he went round the back. I used the torch on my phone to look at what was going on and he looked like a man possessed rampaging around.

"At around 9am, we went down for breakfast and there he was in the rear of the hallway, mouthing off and swearing at staff and guests. We quickly went into the front dining room and he seemed to shut up.

"A few minutes later another guest came in and said she couldn't sit in the other room because of his foul mouth. We didn't hear him after that."

She added: "The staff handled him perfectly even amidst his aggressive attitude and the hotel was perfect. Luckily he didn't ruin our visit, the B&B and their staff were absolutely amazing and Truro was beautiful.

"Can I suggest Cornwall never invites him back."

Quaye, from Scotland, won the 1997 Mobo Award for best reggae act, and the 1998 BRIT Award for best male solo. His hits include Even After All and Sunday Shining.