A man wearing only his underwear and brandishing two knives has been tasered by police officers.

The incident happened in Western Road, Brighton, last night.

Police say they were called to the area at 9.05pm to reports of a man in just underwear carrying two knives.

Officers tasered the man outside H&M and the road was briefly shut while he was detained.

A Sussex Police spokesman said the man did not threaten anyone and the no on was hurt in the incident.

A force spokesman could not provide any further details on the incident at the time of publication.