A car park in one of Cornwall's key shopping centres has been closed for "urgent structural works" after safety concerns were raised.

It follows a routine condition inspection yesterday of the Viaduct Car Park in Truro.

Cornwall Council said the inspection raised a safety issue regarding the structure of the multi-storey car park.

It is now expected to be closed for a number of weeks, to "ensure public safety" and while repairs are carried out.

In a statement the council said: "Following a routine condition inspection yesterday (Thursday) of the Viaduct Car Park, a safety issue has been raised regarding the structure.

"Therefore, in order to ensure public safety, the decision has been taken to temporarily close the Viaduct Multi-storey Car Park today while emergency works are undertaken to rectify the issue.

"An instruction has been issued to undertake the required works to enable the car park to open as soon as possible and it is anticipated that these works will be completed over the next couple of weeks.

"We will provide further updates when the repair programme has been confirmed."

Anyone wanting to visit the city is encouraged to use the Truro Park and Ride service as an alternative to use the car parks.

Other Cornwall Council car parks in Truro also remain open.