HENRI Lloyd, which has seven clothes stores across the country including in Falmouth and Truro, has gone into administration.

A notice placed in the shop window of the Falmouth store today states:

"Chris Ratten and Jeremy Woodside of RSM Restructing Advisory LLP have been appointed joint administrators of Henri Lloyd Limited and Henri Lloyd International Limited on 8 June 2018.

"The shop has ceased to trade and these premises have been closed as at the date of administration."

Besides the seven stores, the remaining five of which are in Cowes, Lymington, Salcombe, Beaumaris and Dartmouth, Henri Lloyd clothing has also been sold in numerous House of Fraser outlets across the country.

The company was founded in 1963, in Manchester by Angus Lloyd and Henri Strzelecki, who was awarded a Polish soldier in the Second World War.

The Packet rang the Truro branch of the shop and a spokesman refused to comment, other than to say their branch was no longer open.

The closure comes as another blow to Falmouth's shopping centre, following news that Marks & Spencer is set to close and other shops such as Edinburgh Woollen Mill have already gone.