Businesses in Falmouth are counting the cost of the damage after being targeted with shots.

The window of American-style diner Little Red Rooster in Bar Road saw its window completely smashed, with Oggie's Cornish Kitchen pasty shop in Arwenack Street also being hit.

Both are believed to have been targeted on Monday evening.

Rebecca Prason, who owns Little Red Rooster with her husband Michael, said they were contacted by a member of staff who had spotted the damage while walking past.

The couple have now narrowed the time down to 8.35pm from their CCTV and are looking at the footage again in the hope of finding more clues as to what happened.

Rebecca said: "We think it was with a slingshot, because we found two ball bearings.

"I took them to Trago and was told they were just too big for a gun, so we think they did two at once [in a slingshot]."

Fortunately, while the first pane of the double-glazed window was shattered, the inside pane only suffered a small dent, meaning the restaurant remained secure.

The diner is currently closed due to a fridge fault, with Rebecca adding: "It's just been one of those weeks."

The couple, who are just coming up to their fourth anniversary at the diner, hope that someone in the area around that time on Monday might have seen what happened and are appealing for anyone with information to get in contact with police. 

The police can be contacted by calling 101, quoting crime reference number 016484/20.

A staff member at Oggie's Cornish Kitchen also confirmed there had been damage that same evening, with a small circular crack in the window from what appeared to be a ball bearing.