A man is due to appear before magistrates today charged with an attempted robbery of the McDonald's restaurant in Falmouth.

Cy Prowse, aged 30, of Tresawya Drive in Truro, has been charged with the offence after an incident overnight between Friday and Saturday.

A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police said: "Police have charged a man following reports of an incident at McDonalds, Dracaena Avenue on Saturday, October 23.

"Thirty-year-old Cy Prowse, of Tresawya Drive, Truro, has been charged with attempted robbery. He is due to appear at Bodmin Magistrates' Court today [October 25]."

McDonald's confirmed on Saturday that an "incident" had taken place at its Falmouth restaurant on Friday night and that it was working with police.

The entire site was closed on Saturday morning with police tape blocking the restaurant entrance.

Entry to the car park was shut off by a row of cones, and a staff member in a high vis jacket could be seen standing outside preventing people from entering.

Both entry points to the restaurant were also taped over with blue and white police tape.

The Packet was told at the scene that there had been an "incident" last night that was being cleared up, but no further details were given.

This has later confirmed by head office.

Both the restaurant and drive-thru were initially closed to customers, although staff said they hoped to be able to reopen at 2pm.

The company later confirmed that the drive-thru had reopened on Saturday afternoon, but that the restaurant remained closed at that time.

A spokesperson told the Packet: "We can confirm that an incident took place last night at our Falmouth restaurant. We are currently supporting our people and assisting police with their ongoing enquiries.”