A car crashed into a lamppost after swerving to avoid hitting a fox.

The accident happened just after 10.30pm yesterday at the junction of Wilson Avenue and Marlow Road in Brighton.

Firefighters had to remove the roof of the black BMW to free two men from the car.

They suffered minor injuries and were taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton for treatment.

The road was closed for about an hour while emergency services dealt with the incident.