A man burst in to a meeting at Hove Town Hall this afternoon and threw tomatoes at councillors while also hurling abuse.
Steve McLean, of Hazeldene Meads, Brighton, ranted at members of the Brighton and Hove City Council Planning Committee and tried to pelt them.
He appeared to mistake Councillor Trevor Alford, a Conservative who represents North Portslade, for the late Councillor David Smart.
Councillor Smart died in December a month after taking part in a meeting during which Mr Mclean was refused planning permission for alterations to his house.
Mr McLean, who has had a long-running struggle with the council to win permission for his designs, fled before security staff were able to reach the meeting.
He stormed out of the meeting in November when his application was turned down after an outburst that prompted the committee chairman, Councillor Lynda Hyde, to ask him to leave.
Today the meeting resumed within minutes of Mr McLean’s attack.
LIKE WHAT WE DO? HELP US TO DO MORE OF IT BY DONATING HERE.