HOMELESS people who pitched tents on Brighton’s seafront have moved on.

The tents were spotted on Max Miller Walk, above Madeira Drive, last Thursday (June 19). Passers-by reported seeing people urinating on the floor and spitting down on to Madeira Drive.

Brighton and Hove City Council investigated reports of many rough sleepers camping along the seafront and said yesterday the numbers were exaggerated.

A council spokesperson added: “The city does experience individuals camping in unauthorised places including the seafront.

“We are grateful for the support and intelligence of the local business community.

“While we aim to deal swiftly with acts of antisocial behaviour, our actions also reflect the fact that we are also often dealing with vulnerable people with health, mental health and substance abuse problems.

“We are keeping the situation under review including stepping up patrols and prosecution where required and practical.”