A man from Mylor Bridge has been given a 12 month community order for making threatening calls to the police and saying that he was "going to take their eyes out."

At 1am on Saturday, February 24, 47 year old Derek Annis of Avalon Close rang 999 and started repeating "f*** you" over and over after drinking around a litre of vodka and several cans of special brew.

He later called again and said: "Police officers are going to die, I'm going to take their eyes out. Do you understand what I'm f***ing saying? You're all going to die."

Police showed up to his home to check on him after the initial call and he told them: "I'm not alright."

They warned him to not make any more calls to the police unless there was an emergency, but after they left he rang 999 several more times and continued making threatening remarks.

A probation officer told magistrates in Truro that the man has mental health issues and that he has been diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder and psychosis.

Defence attorney Robert Eccleston told magistrates that the defendant called the police earlier that night about an issue he had been having with a neighbour, and felt like he did not get the help that he wanted.

Magistrates gave him a 12 month community order with a requirement for alcohol rehabilitation, a four night per week curfew from Thursday to Sunday for the next eight weeks, and ordered him to pay court costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £85.