A man has admitted trying to rob the manager of Falmouth's McDonald's restaurant last year.

Cy Morgan Prowse, of Tresawya Drive, Truro, appeared before Truro Crown Court this morning (Tuesday) where he pleaded guilty to attempted robbery.

He had been charged that on October 23 last year he attempted to rob Marcel Seehaber, the manager of McDonald's in Dracaena Avenue, Falmouth.

The 30-year-old appeared at Truro Crown Court today via video link from HMP Exeter.

After the guilty plea, Judge Robert Linford deferred the case for sentencing, at the request of Prowse's lawyer, so that reports can be compiled, including an addendum from a psychiatrist.

Prowse will next appear before the court on a date in February, to be sentenced.

At the time of the attempted robbery, the national fast food chain had confirmed that there had been an 'incident' at its Falmouth restaurant overnight between the Friday/Saturday night.

The entire site was closed on the 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.

Both the restaurant and drive-thru were initially closed to customers.

The drive-thru reopened on the Saturday afternoon, but the restaurant remained closed at that time before subsequently reopening also.