Mobility scooters left in council house hallways have been branded a fire hazard.

Brighton and Hove City Council is planning to launch a £150,000 campaign to remove them from communal hallways in all its properties.

Users will be asked to find room for their scooters out of the way of other residents or will be provided with outside storage space.

The council said it is acting on the advice of the fire service and would consult residents before going ahead.

According to Jim Baker, of Age Concern Brighton, the council is facing a huge task to ensure elderly and disabled people in its properties remain mobile.

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