A man repeatedly caught sexually pleasuring himself while surrounded by cow dung has been jailed for two years.

David Truscott, aged 41, of Pengegon Parc, Camborne, had been found naked at Woodbury House Farm at Tolgus Mount, Penzance last month.

When officers found him he was covered in a large amount of slurry and mud, and was surrounded by tissues.

At an earlier hearing, Truscott pleaded guilty at Truro Magistrates Court to breaching a restraining order and to causing harassment to Clive Roth, of the family living on the farm.

It was the third time he had been caught in similar circumstances at the same farm.

He was sentenced to two years in prison at Truro Crown Court today by Judge Christopher Elwen.

Judge Elwen turned down defence calls for a suspended sentence saying Truscott had to be jailed for his "bizarre and perverted activities".