A LEADING extreme sports professional has backed a new skatepark.

The UK’s number one female skateboarder Lucy Adams has named The Level skatepark in Brighton among her five favourite in the UK in an article for The Guardian newspaper.

The skateboarding champion, who has helped the development of Brighton-based girl skating group She Shredders, also named parks in Manchester, Northampton, Blackpool and Hereford among her favourites.