Police have swooped on former mine workings as part of a crackdown on off-limit activities.

The planned operation earlier today involved officers from three different police neighbourhood teams: Falmouth, Camborne and Truro.

Backed up by the police Drone Team, the officers targeted Wheal Maid near St Day and Poldice Valley near Carharrack.

They moved in after receiving complaints from members of the public that off-road biking had been taking place there.

It is a criminal offence to ride or drive a motor vehicle on any public right of way other than a road, byway or approved track and anyone caught doing so can be issued with a police warning for using their vehicle in an anti-social manner.

As a result of today's police operation, an off-road bike was seized and one person was arrested for driving offences.

A spokesperson for Falmouth Police said: "Off road motorbikes are off limits in these areas."

It is not the first time that police have cracked down on such activity in these areas.

In 2017 a large-scale operation was carried out, with officers from Falmouth Police Station working alongside the HMRC roadside fuel testing team and environmental enforcement officers from Cornwall Council, backed up by the Alliance Roads Policing Team, the National Police Air Service helicopter and special constables due to the size of the area.

On this occasion they targeted a large number of the off-road paths that lead from Wheal Maid out towards Truro, Redruth and Camborne.