Drunken revellers were caught on camera clambering over Brighton and Hove's Aids memorial and dressing it in clothes.

Angry residents called police after seeing the men putting clothes on the memorial's two figures in New Steine Gardens, Brighton.

The incident is the third act of antisocial behaviour in a matter of weeks involving the memorial to those who had died after developing Aids.

It has sparked fresh calls for Brighton and Hove City Council to lock the gates to the gardens at night to prevent further incidents.

A Sussex Police spokeswoman said officers had received a report that two men were dressing the memorial with their clothes and taking photographs.

When police arrived the men were no longer there but had left a jacket on the memorial.

The police said the memorial was not damaged in the incident.

A Brighton and Hove City Council spokesman said ways of tackling the problem would be discussed this week.