Pictures have captured the scene around Wandsworth just hours before the Prime Minister announced tough new restrictions due to the coronavirus.

Boris Johnson announced yesterday that gatherings of more than two people will be banned in the most dramatic curbs ever seen in Britain in peacetime, as the government goes all out to stop the spread of the killer disease.

In a grim address to the nation from Downing Street, Mr Johnson said weddings, baptisms and other social events must be cancelled to stop the NHS collapsing under the strain - although funerals can go ahead.

But just hours before that announcement was made, people were captured walking, running and cycling around Battersea Park and Clapham Common.

If people do not follow the rules police will have the powers to enforce them, including through fines and dispersing gatherings.

Parks will remain open for exercise but gatherings will be dispersed.