Lockdown boozers gather in huge groups and down drinks in street as rules flouted after 10pm curfew

LOCKDOWN boozers have gathered in huge groups and downed drinks in the street tonight as lockdown rules are flouted after the 10pm curfew.

Pictures showed revellers in Leeds continuing to drink late into the night despite pubs being ordered to shut.

Large groups were also seen out and about in Liverpool, just days out from new rules that mean people can't meet outside their household from midnight on Saturday.

In an attempt to stop the spread of coronavirus, people in Leeds are advised to avoid meeting anyone they don't live with outside in public places or in pubs, cafes or restaurants.

Leeds coronavirus rules mean it is against the law to have guests in your home or garden.

People in Liverpool will be banned from seeing friends and family within days, Matt Hancock announced on Thursday as coronavirus cases soar in the North of England.

Around three million people will be outlawed from indoor mixing, told not to attend non-league live sport games, and will only be able to travel if it's essential.

Today's news means around 20 million people across the UK are now living under local lockdown restrictions.

The Health Secretary revealed the news to MPs today – but they won't get to vote on them.

He warned today that cases continue to rise in Teeside, the North West and the North East of England, which has prompted more action.

In Birmingham on Wednesday, large groups of drinkers were seen dancing in the street after pubs kicked them out.

Critics say Boris Johnson's boozing curfew is doing 'more harm than good' as boozers were videoed partying to a brass band after the strict new measures see thousands of people turned out of bars at the same time.

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