Londoners wear masks amid 'very high' pollution

Masks were seen on the streets of London as air pollution reached "very high" levels in the capital this morning

A cyclist wears a mask as he crosses London bridge in the smog this morning.
A cyclist wears a mask as he crosses London bridge in the smog this morning. Credit: Jeff Moore/Jeff Moore/Empics Entertainment
A woman covers her face as she pushes her baby in the smog.
A woman covers her face as she pushes her baby in the smog. Credit: Jeff Moore/Jeff Moore/Empics Entertainment

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High levels of pollution expected to clear

Air pollution levels remain high across parts of England and Wales but are expected to reduce later today. The South East and Greater London are still experiencing "high" levels of pollution, Defra warns.