A councillor has apologised for his recent actions on Twitter.

Coun Ben Duncan, for Queen's Park ward on Brighton and Hove City Council, made the apology at a full council meeting on July 17.

He hit the headlines in June for a Tweet he sent during a march through the city by the Princess of Wales Royal Regiment as part of Armed Forces Day.

He Tweeted: “Armed Forces Day has certainly brought the hired killers onto the streets of Brighton today. Hard to explain to my son!”

Back in March he also landed himself in trouble after accusing fellow coun Mary Mears of wearing a swastika necklace during a meeting.

He later found out it was in fact a St Brigid's Cross.

Speaking at the full council meeting last week, he said: “I had intended to say nothing more than I apologise sincerely to coun Mears and anyone else offended by a tweet at a previous council meeting. But I think it appropriate to extend that apology however to anyone who has been offended to anything I have said recently online. I thank you very much for this opportunity.”

Coun Duncan was thrown out of the Green Party for his “hired killers” Tweet and now sits as an independent councillor.