A man arrested on suspicion of causing damage to two vehicles parked near a popular Falmouth beach will not face criminal charges - although damage to a police van has been 'dealt with'.

Police were called to Gyllyngvase Beach on Saturday, September 16 after reports of a man allegedly behaving in an "aggressive manner" on the beach after being kicked out of the Gyllyngvase Beach Cafe for being drunk.

He was reported to have a broken bottle in his hand and to be making threats to people including the organiser of a nearby volleyball match.

He was also accused at the time of of smashing the passenger window of a Ford Fiesta and causing damage to the bonnet and wing mirror of another Ford Fiesta.

When police arrived the man ran off and was found in Spernen Wyn Road at around 6pm. No one was injured.

A police spokesperson said at the time: "Police were called at 5.35pm on Saturday, September 16, following reports of a man behaving in an aggressive manner in the Gyllyngvase Beach area of Falmouth.

"The man was reportedly in possession of a broken bottle and making threats. No one had been injured.

"Two vehicles had also been damaged. A passenger window was smashed on a Ford Fiesta and damage caused to the bonnet and wing mirror of a second Ford Fiesta.

"Officers attended and carried out an area search for the suspect who had run from the scene. A man was located in Spernen Wyn Road around 6pm."

A man in his 20s from Penryn was arrested on suspicion of two counts of criminal damage. He was further arrested for attempted criminal damage to a police van and was released on bail until November 17 pending further enquiries.

However the man has now answered bail and has been told no further action will be taken over the damaged vehicles due to a lack of evidence. Damage to the police van was dealt with with costs and a community resolution.

A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police said: "The man who was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage to two vehicles was released with no further action due to insufficient evidence to proceed with the investigation.

"With regards to the third count of criminal damage to a police van, the man was ordered to pay costs and will be dealt with via community resolution."