THREE men have been arrested after reports of an "altercation" on a bus in the city centre.

Police were called to Brighton city centre earlier this afternoon (September 17) following reports of an incident on a bus.

The men were arrested on suspicion of public order offences, with police also seizing a circular saw.

No injuries were reported, with reports of a man heavily bleeding turning out to be fake blood or dye.

A police spokesperson said: “Police responded to reports of an altercation on a bus in Brighton city centre around 3:33pm on Friday 17 September.

“A man was reportedly seen heavily bleeding, however it has since transpired this was fake flood or dye.

“Three men have each been arrested on suspicion of public order offences and a circular saw was seized.

“No injuries were reported.

“We’d like to thank the public for their patience and understanding while we dealt with this incident.”

Armed police were spotted by a bus stop in North Street, with a police car parked in front of a number 48 bus.

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