Thousands of drinkers seized upon yesterday’s wave of lockdown easing to enjoy their first pints since March.
But as the revelry grew into the night, crowds gathered and appeared to show no regard for social distancing.
London’s Soho and Borough Market areas were heaving yesterday with drinkers bunched together on street.
Pub-goers expected to sink up to 15million pints at 23,000 establishments across the country yesterday.
Police in Leicester, where there is a local lockdown, say they put more officers on duty than New Year’s Eve.
Pub bosses in Nottinghamshire decided to shut early after disorder broke out near to their watering holes.
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