A businessman has been arrested in Ukraine after he took off his suit in the middle of a busy street and lay down to sunbathe.

Dmitry Nikolaev, 30, told police who arrested him for causing a disturbance that it was simply too nice a day to do any work.

Dozens of drivers stopped their cars to look after he stripped down to his underpants in Leo Tolstoy Square and lay on the pavement for about an hour.

He had placed his neatly folded suit by his side and closed his eyes, oblivious to the people walking round him.