Several police officers bundled on top of a man outside a busy bus stop in the city centre this afternoon.

He was arrested and taken into the back of a van  in the Old Steine, outside the Pavilion, in Brighton.

Pictures show the man, who was suffering a nose bleed, under several police officers by the bus stop in the Old Steine.

The Argus: Onlookers watched onOnlookers watched on (Image: Andrew Gardner / The Argus)

A witness, who did not wish to be named, said: "I was at the bus stop down the road, near the Steine Gardens, when I heard sirens. And then I saw a police car flying past.

"I'd say it was going about 60 miles per hour.

"As I got off my bus, two more police cars came flying round the corner from North Street.

"I saw one person being spoken to by the police, and another person in handcuffs.

"I looked down at my phone, and I don't know what happened, but when I looked up he was on the floor."

Police were seen on top of the man, as onlookers watched on.

The police cars, with blue lights still flashing - blocked the bus stops at the Old Steine.

He appeared to have blood on the side of his forehead.

The Argus: One lane of traffic was blockedOne lane of traffic was blocked (Image: Andrew Gardner / The Argus)

The witness added: "It was very loud, I could hear swear words."

A cell van arrived, and officers struggled to fit him into the back of the van. He used his feet to resist being lifted into the cell, and it took at least five officers to coerce the man into the vehicle.

Sussex Police have been approached for comment.