The owner of a coffee shop and cafe has had to shut her doors for the time being, after revealing she is expecting her own "coffee bean."

Natasha Mossayebi, owner of the Coffee Hut in Helston, said while "heartbroken" at the decision to shut, it was the "only safe and responsible" thing to do for her unborn child, as the risk of coronavirus spreads even further.

She said: "I’m absolutely devastated and heartbroken it’s come to this and I can promise I have tried so hard to come up with ways around it but I keep coming back to the same conclusion.

"I can’t thank you all enough for your words of kindness and continued support."

However, she has vowed that once open again she will continue with the 'Pay It Forward' scheme she set up last week to support the growing numbers of people finding it harder to find food for themselves or their families.

Customers buying takeaway food or drink from the cafe in Coinagehall Street were able to add on the cost of an extra item, to be used by someone in need.

Natasha explained last week: "One of our lovely customers gave us an extremely generous amount of money to get us going with this. We can’t thank you enough.

"The idea of ‘Pay It Forward’ is that you can pay in advance for someone else’s meal or hot drink so that someone who is in need – whether they are down on their luck, lost their purse, out of work or even homeless - can access a meal or drink and even some comfort for a while.

"So in these difficult times, if you’re struggling financially we welcome you to come and have a coffee, some lunch or a cake without having to worry about the cost."