Police broke up parties, fishing trips, walking groups and one man was tasered as thousands of Britons flouted social distancing rules at the weekend.
Lynne Owens, director-general of the National Crime Agency, repeated the message that the country was in the grip of a “national crisis, not national holiday”, after officers in Derby said that they were shocked to discover 25 adults and children holding a karaoke party.
Members of the public took matters into their own hands in Gwynedd, where locals blocked a Range Rover driver who had travelled 115 miles from Sheffield to Snowdonia despite the lockdown. North Wales police offered the man “suitable words of advice”.
In the Brecon Beacons, walkers attempting to climb Pen Y Fan were stopped and sent home