FASHION brand Jack Wills has announced it will shut six stores including its branch in Truro.

Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group, which bought the fashion retailer out of administration for £12.8m last year, today said shops in Bournemouth, Camberley, Cheltenham, Soho, Truro and Witney will close within the next month.

Ashley’s retail empire, which was formerly known as Sports Direct International, said some landlords have not “been as helpful as others”.

A spokesperson for Frasers Group said: “Since rescuing Jack Wills from administration last year, we have worked hard with landlords to try and keep as many stores as possible open.

“Our commitment to Jack Wills remains but, to ensure its future on the UK high street, we recognise the need to address running costs – including rents and business rates.

“Unfortunately, not all landlords involved have been as helpful as others.

“Where possible, we are committed to finding new roles within the group for all Jack Wills staff affected by today’s announcement.”

Truro's store is in Pydar Street. The company also has shops in St Ives and Plymouth, after first being established in Salcombe in 1999.