Severe weather warnings are in place across much of the UK after large parts of the country saw heavy snowfall.

 

The blanket of snow drew people outside for sledging and winter walks, but motorists have been warned to take extra care on icy roads with sub-zero temperatures forecast overnight.

 

Several coronavirus vaccination and testing centres were closed in England and Wales due to the conditions.

 

Police reminded the public to keep to lockdown rules while out in the snow.

 

Officers in Wandsworth, south-west London, encouraged people with gardens to play in the snow at home .

 

And police in Rutland, Leicestershire, were among several forces questioning why people were leaving their homes to go sledging.

 

Continuing coronavirus lockdowns across the four UK nations mean most of the population must stay at home , except for a limited number of reasons.