THERE are reports of armed police officers near the Palace Pier, but there is no need for concern.

Filming for the ITV drama The Level is taking place at the iconic Brighton location.

The programme, due for broadcast in the autumn, stars Philip Glenister, Karla Crome, Laura Haddock, Noel Clarke, Robert James Collier, Lindsey Coulson, Gary Lewis, Jo Absolom, Amanda Burton and Ruth Madeley.

In a post on the Brighton and Hove Police Facebook page says: "We are aware that filming is taking place for a fictional crime drama in Brighton over the next few days.

"There will be scenes filmed... on Brighton Pier on Thursday 16 June from 5am to 9.30am and again there on Friday 17 June.

"There will be actors in police uniforms and vehicles marked up as police cars."