A PUB has shut as owners say they want to "do their bit" to delay the spread of coronavirus.

Fallen Angel in Grafton Street, Brighton, temporarily closed its doors on Wednesday.

This followed advice from Prime Minister Boris Johnson earlier this week for people to "start working from home and avoid pubs, clubs and theatres" in a measure which aimed to delay the peak of covid-19, "minimise suffering and save lives".

But the Conservative party leader did not officially order these venues to close, drawing criticism from some owners.

In a statement, Fallen Angel owners Arly and Bego said: "As we can see from the rest of Europe, it is imposible to stop the spread of coronavirus.

"So, we all need to take sensible measures to delay the spread of the virus to protect the elderly and vulnerable people.

"While the government message is not as clear as it should be, we will try to play our part to delay the virus spread as best we can.

"Therefore, from Wednesday, March 18, Fallen Angel Brighton will be closed until further notice.

"In the meantime, a big thank you to all our customers for their continued support during the past three years. Rest assured we will reopen as soon as possible.

"Keep safe and hopefully we will see you soon when we reopen."