Meanwhile in Derbyshire, police turned away drivers from the National Trust's Calke Abbey at a vehicle checkpoint this afternoon.
One woman asked to use the toilets as she was a national trust member, however police turned her away and claimed she had travelled 'too far' despite the stately home near the border with Leicestershire being on her own way home from work.A sentence that, frankly, makes me ashamed of what this country has become under the tyranny of Boris Johnson's government.
In London, one man who was stopped outside Hammersmith Tube station was asked to provide his name and address, which was written down and checked by officers, and the reason for his journey. The man was allowed to enter the station and continue travelling but refused to comment on whether he had been fined.
One officer told MailOnline: 'We're all over the area to enforce Covid laws and make sure that people are out for the right reasons. If you're not local or don't have a valid reason to be out, then you will be fined.'
But the police officer revealed that they had not issued a single fine as most people have been adhering to the rules. saying: 'I think the message is getting through that you should only be out for essential reasons'.
That you should feel safe uttering those words to a journalist - worse, that you should feel entitled to do so - shows just how much damage has been done to the concept of 'policing by consent'.
In Birmingham, an exchange between two officers and a couple with a pushchair walking through the city centre only ended when the man produced cash from his pocket and told officers they were going to pay in money at a bank.
The pedestrian, who did not want to be named, said: 'I don't know why they picked on us. They just asked why we were in the city centre and when I explained about the bank they left it at that. I think it's just a matter of control really.'
Indeed it is. And it's not the role of the police to do this. But they seem to be enjoying it far more than they should, don't they?