A shop in Falmouth has been closed for the rest of the day after its owner suffered "awful racist abuse" leaving her too upset to continue.

It is the latest incident involving The Corner Shop at Berkley Vale.

Today (Saturday) she was in the shop when a man buying tobacco was said to have racially abused her.

Posting a warning about the temporary closure on the Falmouth,Penryn And Surrounding Areas Community Information page on Facebook, Nicola Congdon said: "The Corner Shop in Falmouth, by the cinema, has had to close for today as the Haidi the owner has just been awfully racially abused by a man who went to buy tobacco.

"She's very upset and in shock, and police will be involved with CCTV and complete audio of the incident.

"Just to inform you, as I know loads of people used the shop, in case its closed when you go there."

Haidi, 49, has been running the shop with her partner or the past five years, after moving down from London.

It is exactly afive months to the day that the Packet last reported on a series of similar incidents of racist abuse involving Haidi at the Corner Shop, over the Christmas period.

At the time Haidi said that the taunts made her "very sad", after she had full drinks bottles thrown at her shop window while she and customers were inside, and children banging their fists on her windows.

Worse still, she had children, some as young as 12, standing in her shop door shouting "Ha, ha you P*k*, even though she is Filipino. She said the incidents happened nearly every day over the Christmas holidays.