A man who went on a criminal damage spree, damaging three cars in the space of one day, has escaped without an immediate sentence - although he must pay compensation.

Joshua Arthur Roberts was given a conditional discharge by magistrates in Truro after he pleaded guilty three charges on Thursday.

The court was told how 28-year-old Robert, of Harveys Way, Hayle Foundry, had caused £550 of damage to the windows and body work of Peugeot 207 in Penzance on December 22.

On the same day he also damaged the off-side wing mirror of a Ford Focus, also in Penzance, to a value unknown, along with causing £240 of damage to the wing-mirror of a third car, a Peugeot 5008, belong to a third person.

In all three offences Roberts was conditional a two-year conditional discharge, meaning that if he carries out no further offences in that time he will receive no further penalty.

However, magistrates did order that he pay his first victim compensation of £480.38, along with £119.62 compensation to the third victim. No compensation was ordered for the second victim.

It means he must pay a total of £600.