Islander Jon Apter - chair of the national Police Federation and Hampshire-based police officer - says he dealt with "anti social behaviour, naked men, possession of class ‘A’ drugs, happy drunks, angry drunks, fights, more angry drunks" while on shift in Southampton last night (Saturday).

He posted on Twitter to say the night had been "predictably busy...and confirmed what we knew, alcohol and social distancing is not a good combination.

"What was crystal clear is that drunk people can’t/won’t socially distance."

The Isle of Wight County Press is not aware of any problems on the Isle of Wight, at least, after pubs opened for the first time since the coronavirus lockdown.

Elsewhere, published photographs showed people crammed into the streets in Soho, London and there reports of trouble in other UK towns and cities.

Meanwhile, Isle of Wight health bosses have signed a heartfelt letter calling for help to stop the future spread of coronavirus.

Read more: 'Wash, Walk, Wear': Isle of Wight health bosses join coronavirus plea