Beachgoers who flocked to Brighton’s seafront over the weekend left it looking like a rubbish tip.

Council workers were left to pick up the tonnes of tin cans, food wrappers, bottle caps and nappies lay strewn across the pebbles, with seagulls picking their way through the trash yesterday.

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One disgusted early morning walker said: “It’s absolutely foul. I don’t understand why people think it’s okay to leave their stuff for others to clean up.”

The Argus is taking the fight to the beaches in the battle to keep them clean.

Last September we joined 62 volunteers to clean up Brighton beach and picked up more than 30 huge bags of rubbish.

More volunteers are also needed to organise beach cleans around Brighton and Hove later in the year.

Caroline Lucas, MP for Brighton Pavilion, said: “It’s deeply disappointing that some visitors fall into the habit of leaving their litter behind. I’m fully behind the Take It Home campaign.”

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