The Sussex Society of Licensed Victuallers will ask magistrates this Wednesday for an extension until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays for Brighton pubs during June, July and August.

Magistrates turned down an application last year despite successful applications in Hastings, Bexhill, Weston-super Mare and Scarborough.

Hastings and Bexhill pubs have been granted extensions for the second consecutive year.

Police claimed last year that the extra hour in Brighton would increase drunkenness and disorder.

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