A POLICE watchdog says it is "making further enquiries" into the arrest of a black man in Brighton.

A video of the incident shows the man being detained in Montpelier Road on Tuesday.

In the footage, the man claims an officer has an arm across his throat, telling him "that is my Adam’s apple and you are crushing it".

The officer denies this, saying: "I am not on your throat."

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has now said it will be looking into the arrest.

A spokesman said: "We are aware of this matter and are making further enquiries with Sussex Police.

"We will then be in a position to make an informed decision on the level of IOPC involvement."

Footage of the arrest has been widely shared on social media, with Brighton and Hove City Counil leader Nancy Platts saying she was "angry" about it.

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She said: "I was angry when I saw the video and I know other people are too. 

“Many people have contacted me to share their fear and distress and I thank them for reaching out to me and other councillors about this."

She will be meeting Brighton and Hove Divisional Police Commander Nick May and the chairman of the Brighton and Hove Racial Harassment Forum Mahir Chowdhury to "hear more about how people are arrested and community relations between the police and black communities in the city".

Sussex Police confirmed the footage of the incident, as well as body-worn footage from the three officers attending, will be reviewed.

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But Chief Superintendent Nick May urged people to "understand the wider context" of the arrest.

In a statement on the arrest, he also referred to a second arrest of a black man, in York Road, Hove, on June 26.

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Footage of this incident has also been shared on social media.