A man has appear before magistrates charged with attempting to rob the manager of Falmouth's McDonald's restaurant.

Cy Prowse, aged 30, of Tresawya Drive in Truro, has been charged with the offence after an incident early on Saturday morning.

Appearing before magistrates in Bodmin on Monday, Prowse was charged that on Saturday, October 23 he attempted to rob Marcel Seehaber, the manager of the McDonald's in Dracaena Avenue.

The case was automatically transferred to Truro Crown Court, with no plea given, due to the nature of the alleged offence.

Prowse will next appear before the crown court on November 23, and has been remanded in custody until that time.

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" the previous night that was being cleared up, but no further details were given. This was 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 at our Falmouth restaurant. We are currently supporting our people and assisting police with their ongoing enquiries.”