Christmas lights on Brighton’s Clock Tower will not be fully switched on for another week due to a fault.

Teams installing festive lighting on the tower discovered an issue with a holding bar on the West Street-facing side of the clock, with a new bar needing to be made.

The other three sides of the clock tower’s canopy of Christmas illuminations are unaffected and are due to be lit up later today as planned.

Gavin Stewart of Brilliant Brighton - the organisers of the annual Christmas lights in Brighton, said: “This is the central crown of our annual Christmas lighting display and it’s a real shame that we can’t launch the full scheme as hoped.

“Public safety is of course our paramount objective and we look forward to rectifying the issue quickly.”

Organisers expect the Clock Tower to be fully illuminated by the end of next week.

Christmas lights across other parts of the city, including North Laine, The Lanes and Western Road, will be lit up from 4pm as part of a range of events in the city centre, including choirs and a brass band.