NEW YEAR’S EVE Police warning as UK prepares for 2020


Police are warning people not to attend New Year celebrations on the River Thames in London without a ticket, as the UK prepares to usher in 2020.

More than 100,000 tickets have been bought for Tuesday night’s sold-out fireworks display.

The Metropolitan Police urged those without tickets to watch from home or attend other events in the city.

It comes as areas across the UK prepare to celebrate the beginning of the new decade.

Large pyrotechnics shows are also to be held in cities including Manchester, Cardiff, Newcastle, Inverness and Nottingham.

And in Edinburgh, celebrations have already begun, with thousands taking part in a pre-Hogmanay torchlight procession on Monday evening.