Experts have warned of yet another lockdown if too many people flout Covid rules over the Easter Bank Holiday. 

Police have ramped up patrols of parks and beaches and are pleading with parents to keep control of their children over the four-day break. 

It comes after thousands of people gathered in beauty spots across the country to enjoy the current spring heatwave – just in time for the relaxation of lockdown rules.

As of this week, groups of up to six people or two households are now allowed to socialise outside.

But as the household rule has no limit, police have warned it is hard for them to take action. 

Fights broke out in Nottingham on Mondayas people spent the evening drinking in a park, prompting local police to announce an alcohol ban. 

Last night police had to break up a huge illegal party in Manchester City Centre, while a number of parks and beaches across the country have been left covered with litter.

By editor2