Five men have been charged with violent disorder over a brawl that led to the pub where it happened being shut down.

The Toby Inn, in Woodingdean, was permanently closed by Brighton and Hove City Council which cited poor management and poor company practice by its owners.

The closure followed the pub's second violent incident in a week.

After the latest violence on July 8 2006, police arrested a number of men in connection with the two brawls.

Now officers have charged Jamie Pumphrey, 23, of Totland Road, Brighton, Jesse Akehurst, 26, of Rookery Close, Brighton, Scott Norris, 20, of Fairlight Avenue, Peacehaven, Ryan Leask, 22, of Byworth Close, Brighton and Scott Harding, 20 of Maresfield Road, Brighton, in connection with the trouble.

All have been bailed to appear before Brighton Magistrates' Court on Monday, February 12.

Brighton and Hove council took away the licence for the Toby Inn, in Cowley Drive, on July 27 last year after hearing evidence from Sussex Police.

The committee felt that a three-month suspension of the licence - even with a change of management - would not be sufficient to address the problems at the pub.