A pub landlord says he was visited by police for breaching coronavirus laws after he handed out a free pint to a delivery man.

Colin Robinson claims officers popped by after he gave the booze away to a man who had dropped off beer.

It came as part of the ongoing tough crackdown on Covid-19 rule breakers.

Mr Robinson, who runs the Chestnut Tree Inn in Worcester, said they paid a visit to his premises last week.

Officers took down his name and details when they arrived, but he has not yet heard if he will be fined or not, according to the landlord.

The pub landlord says police visited him
Colin Robinson says he handed out a free pint to a delivery man dropping off a barrel

Mr Robinson, who handed out free meals to the homeless and elderly people this Christmas, admitted two people were at his property at the time.

He claimed one person was using the recording studio upstairs while he had given another man a free beer for dropping off a barrel.

Mr Robinson, who is known as Mad Pierre in the community, said: "Yes, we had two people in here.

The pub landlord says he was visited by police
He runs a pub in Worcester

"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 tough new restrictions to get the virus under control, people in England must stay at home and only go out for essential reasons.

People from different households aren't allowed to mix indoors or outdoors unless they are part of the same support bubble.

Police have been cracking down on breaches of coronavirus rules
Police have been cracking down

And pubs and restaurants must remain shut, although they can serve food and non-alcoholic drinks for takeaway.

They can also provide food and drink, including booze, by delivery.

But the lockdown rules reportedly could be tightened even further.

Ministers fear too many people are bending the rules.

The current measures which allow exercise with one person outside your household or support bubble could be axed.

Nadhim Zahawi, the Minister for Vaccine Deployment, warned that people shouldn’t sit down when going out to exercise.

He told Times Radio: “Don't go out and sit or have that opportunity of social interaction because you're helping the virus and that's what we want to avoid.

“Because ultimately, we want to see the death numbers come down rapidly, which is why we're focusing on the most vulnerable people''