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Snooper squads have been spotted visiting London pubs to turf out Friday night drinkers at 10pm in a crackdown on coronavirus regulations.
Officers were pictures at bars in Soho, Notting Hill, Shoreditch and Camden, booting people out as curfew kicked in.
In the City of Westminster, some were even seen peering through letterboxes looking for local lock-ins.
The capital was put on the coronavirus "watch list" on Friday morning following a surge in coronavirus infections across the city.
One video swirling the internet appears to show an impromptu pop-up party outside in the middle of Oxford Circus, London.
Fun-seekers can be seen dancing in the clip as loud music echoed throughout the street, chanting inaudibly over each other.
Similar scenes were spotted in Leeds and Manchester as drinkers made the most of their last night pre-curfew.
In pictures taken from Day 2 of the 10pm curfew, an image appears to show a man protesting with a policewoman as she kicks him out.
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He appears to be showing her his phone, which may be coronavirus guidelines, as the officer patiently speaks to him.
Other snaps showed large groups of people gathering outside on the street as the clocked ticked over, with droves of Metropolitan Police officers on the streets.
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Cops were seen in yellow high-vis jackets and blue face masks as they monitored the situation in the capital.
Hospitality workers were also pictured cleaning up after the rowdy lot, working with police to bring outside tables and chairs inside so people can't congregate.
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Dan Barker saw the inspectors in action and took pictures, which he uploaded to his Twitter feed.
He wrote: "Strange sight – City Inspectors, working through Soho, looking for illegal speakeasies open after the 10pm cutoff.'
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Mr Barker told Yahoo UK: "I'd guess I saw them looking into a dozen or so places – the area has quite a lot of pubs and bars.
"It took me a moment to process what they were doing at first. I saw them again 15 minutes or so later outside the Hippodrome, which is usually open 24/7."
Responding to the picture, Twitter users asked whether turfing everyone out at the same time was the best decision.
One Twitter user wrote: "Part of me wonders if the 10pm curfew was the right call. Now every single pub will kick it's patrons out at exactly the same time."
A second said: "That sounds dangerous!! Common sense people would leave at a different time (or not go at all) but still."
"Can't see this working, we're going to have another national lockdown in no time," a third said.
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