THESE eerie photographs show Warrington town centre empty in the wake of the government's lockdown announcement.

Last night, Monday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said people can only leave their homes for limited reasons, such as for buying food or medicine.

Warrington Guardian:

All non-essential stores were ordered to close as part of a nation-wide effort to control the spread of coronavirus.

Marko Chork sent in these photographs shortly after the announcement, showing a deserted town centre as people listened to government advice.

The only lights on are the few takeaway premises still permitted to be open.