Police have confirmed that three people who were arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage to speed cameras are still under investigation. 

The update came as the three men answer police bail on Monday after speed camera damage in Cornwall.

A 62-year-old man from Porthleven, a 32-year-old man also from Porthleven, and a 31-year-old from Falmouth were previoulsy arrested on suspicion of causing damage to speed cameras in Truro and Perranarworthal in January 2024.

Despite the three now being released from bail, the police said that they all remain under investigation in relation to these incidents.

A police spokesperson shared a brief statement on Tuesday. It said: “A 62-year-old man from Porthleven, a 32-year-old man from Porthleven and a 31-year-old man from Falmouth have all been released from police bail but all three remain under investigation in relation to these incidents.”

The arrests came after two cameras were cut down in the early hours of January 2 - one on Tregolls Road in Truro and another on the A39 at Perranworthal, which had already been cut down once before. 

Both cameras have since been reinstated, with additional vandal-proof features. 

Previously to this there had been separate incidents involving speed cameras cut down, including Longdowns, Trewennack and Drakewalls near Gunnislake.

Cornwall Council and Devon and Cornwall Police, both of which are members of the Vision Zero Road Safety Partnership, issued a joint statement at the time saying: “We are really disappointed to see yet more mindless vandalism targeted at safety cameras in Cornwall.

“These devices were installed at the wishes of the community to improve road safety in areas which had previously experienced high speeds and several serious and fatal collisions.

“While these cameras are inactive, these communities no longer have the protection they were once afforded, which is really saddening.

“The cost of replacing these cameras is also a burden which has to be footed by the taxpayer, making these attacks all the more bizarre.”

Replacement speed cameras have also now been installed at Trewennack and Longdowns.