A surge in the number of Brighton and Hove dog owners during lockdown means the city's dog poo bins are "filling up much quicker" the council has said.

As a result, Brighton and Hove City Council is urging people not to leave their filled dog poo bags by the side of bins or on the street if the bin is full.

Instead, dog-owners are advised to use an ordinary bin.

The authority made the plea through its social media channels.

A spokesman said: "Lockdown has seen a surge in dog ownership, meaning lots more poo. It also means our bins are filling up much quicker.

"If a bin is full, please use an ordinary bin rather than leave it beside the bin or on the street.

"Thank you for bagging and binning your pooch's poo."