An air and sea search were carried out for a report of a woman seen entering the water near Brighton Pier.

The all weather lifeboat carried out a search for nearly three hours in storm force 10 conditions east and west of Brighton Pier along with the coastguard helicopter, coastguard teams from Shoreham, Newhaven and Littlehampton, Sussex Police and SeCamb.

Sadly, she was not found and the search was called off.