Super strength beer will be banned from an off-licence as part of an ongoing campaign against street drinking.

Brighton and Hove City Council’s licensing panel imposed the condition as it granted Tipple in Queen’s Road, Brighton extended opening hours.

It is one of 70 premises which implement the ban as the council and police crackdown on city centre premises selling beer and cider above 6% abv.

Agencies see the restriction as a way to promote a better image and to protect against antisocial behaviour.

Panel chairwoman Jeane Lepper said: “A lot of the problems associated with super strength beer arise from street drinking, particularly in the city centre.

“We have a robust policy on licensing and look to work with the police wherever we can on licensing issues.

“It is a condition that has been available for a number of years and when applied it really does help make a difference on our streets.”