Hundreds of people have been injured after falling on icy pavements as the big freeze continues to bite.

Hospitals across Sussex were inundated with patients over the weekend who had broken limbs after falling on ungritted pavements.

In Worthing more than 120 people were taken to accident and emergency with injuries on Saturday and Sunday.

Most were treated and allowed home but several had to be admitted for operations on more serious injuries.

The Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton had one of the busiest Saturday afternoons it has ever experienced.

Police had to issue a warning to people not to walk in the roads after pedestrians decided to abandon the slippery pavements.

Traders accused Brighton and Hove City Council of not doing enough to keep roads and pavements clear on one of the busiest trading weekends of the year.

Dozens of people contacted The Argus to condemn the lack of gritting which has left many elderly people trapped in their homes.

A Brighton and Hove City Council spokesman said all the authority's refuse and recycling staff were being diverted to gritting roads and pavements today.

The move will have a knock-on effect on collections this week with many streets faced with no collections until after Christmas.

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