A man remains in custody after police bundled on top of a man outside a busy cite centre bus stop.

Officers were flagged down near Grand Parade in Brighton after reports of an altercation involving two men.

The man, 32, was later pictured under several officers before being placed in the back of a police van near Old Steine. He has been arrested on suspicion of common assault and a racially aggravated public order offence.

A Sussex Police spokeswoman said: “Around 3.30pm on Friday, March 3, a police officer was flagged down on Grand Parade, Brighton, and informed of an altercation involving two men.

“A 32-year-old man was arrested nearby on suspicion of common assault, and later on suspicion of racially aggravated public order. He remains in custody at this time.”

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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.

"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."