Impromptu game of cricket breaks out on Peckham street after 10pm curfew

A game of cricket that broke out on a street in Peckham was described as a "sweet and exuberant moment of joy".

Revellers were seen just after 10pm by Peckham Rye Station with a bat and ball surrounded by a large crowd.

"My guess was that it had recently started as everyone was kicked out of the local pubs and bars," James Jones, a documentary maker who caught the game on video, told the PA news agency.

"I was there for about 10 minutes and it was still going strong."

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Mr Jones, himself from Peckham, said that the game felt like a "moment of joy".

"Obviously on social media people are projecting all sorts of views onto it," he told PA.

"Being there, it felt like a very sweet and exuberant moment of joy. And we could all do with some more joy at the moment!"

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan has urged Londoners to wear a mask, as the number of people in hospital with coronavirus increased across every part of England on Saturday.

A further 15,166 lab-confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK were reported on Saturday, and 81 more deaths were confirmed of people who died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19.

Mr Khan posted on Twitter on Sunday: "We live in a time when the simple act of wearing a mask could save countless lives."