A man dressed as Santa Claus has been arrested after gluing himself to the front doors of Barclays Bank.

The festive activist was taken away by police after attaching himself to the doors of the bank in North Street, Brighton, at around 8.30 this morning.

Along with another protester, who locked himself to a side door of the bank with a couple of bike locks, they managed to shut the high street bank for around 15 minutes.

Other protesters, from a number of groups including Smash EDO, were also outside the bank holding banners and handing out leaflets.

The bank is now open.