Briton crowned cliff diving world champion after night flight in Dubai

Britain's Gary Hunt celebrated a sixth world title as the 2016 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series ended with a spectacular night-time finale in Dubai.

The series usually sees the divers compete from 28m-high platforms at rocky locations around the world.

But the season-ending competition at Dubai swapped the cliff edge for a platform off the balcony of a multi-storey building.

The jump saw the competitors plunge from the platform into the spotlit waters of the United Arab Emirates city's marina.

It was the first time the competitors have dived by night.

Hunt, who won a bronze diving medal for Great Britain at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, was formally crowned champion.

He came second to America's Andy Jones on the night but had already wrapped up his sixth title at the previous round in Japan.