A PUB landlord in Worcester says police were called to his property last week due to people being there during lockdown.

Colin Robinson, the landlord of the Chestnut Tree Inn pub in Lansdowne Road, said police were called to the pub and officers took down his name before leaving.

Mr Robinson, known affectionately as Mad Pierre, said: "Yes, we had two people in here. One person was delivering a barrel of beer, one was doing some music in the recording studio. I gave the guy a pint because he brought back a barrel which he owed me, and the other was upstairs with the music system.”

Under the government’s new lockdown rules, people in England must stay at home and only go out for essential reasons, and people from different households aren’t allowed to mix indoors or outdoors unless they are part of the same support bubble.

Mr Robinson is well known in Worcester for offering free lunches to isolated elderly people and the homeless at his pub on Christmas Day.