The Pasty Shop claims to have launched the first ever stuffed crust pasty, as part of a new three-strong range of Italian-inspired pasties.

The new additions comprise a Spicy Meatball pasty, featuring a cheese stuffed crust, a Meat Feast Calzone and a Three Cheese pasty, priced at £3.49 each.

The new range is available now at all 19 Pasty Shop units, which are owned and operated by food travel firm SSP UK.

"We are constantly looking at new ways to deliver excellence and this is something completely unique which has never been seen before certainly in the UK and we believe in the world too," commented brand director Steve MacDavid.

"Historically, the crust was discarded by Cornish miners, as this was the part they held with their dirty hands, but we saw it as a unique opportunity to add value and the initial feedback from customers has been excellent."