Media playback is unsupported on your device

Anthony Weiner apologises for 'personal mistakes'

16 June 2011 Last updated at 19:48 BST

US Democratic lawmaker Anthony Weiner has resigned his seat in Congress following an internet sex scandal.

He said "the distraction that I have created" had made continuing "impossible".

"I'm here today to again apologise for the personal mistakes I have made and the embarrassment I have caused," he said.

He had been under pressure after lying about a series of online chats with women to whom he sent lewd photos.

Mr Weiner announced his resignation at a news conference in New York.