A Penryn man has been jailed for repeatedly stabbing a man over a £200 drug debt.

Simon Luke Tripp, 23, of St Thomas Street, stabbed Adam Jenson-Lee in September 2017 in what prosecution described as a "frenzied attack."

Judge Simon Carr sentenced him to nine years in prison today. 

Mr Jenson-Lee, a heroin user, was left with five stab wounds, a punctured lung and a broken rib.

A jury found Tripp guilty of causing grievous bodily harm with intent. He was found not guilty of attempted murder.

The young man denied all charges throughout his trial, and told the court on Wednesday that it was in fact his friend who stabbed Mr Jenson-Lee.

The pair had travelled to the victim's house in Falmouth in the early hours of September 11 2017, he said, to collect a £200 debt.

Tripp claimed that Mr Jenson-Lee had come out of the house swinging a chain and that after he was grazed with the weapon, Tripp ran back to his car.

He said that his friend later told him he had stabbed the 36-year-old.

Giving evidence on Wednesday, Tripp's ex-girlfriend and another woman both said that Tripp had admitted to stabbing someone that evening.