Good Morning Britain’s Susanna Reid has revealed she would ‘never’ call the police on her neighbours, even if they broke the new ‘rule of six’ lockdown restriction.

As of Monday, social gatherings both indoors and outdoors have been restricted to just six people, as government officials have revised lockdown rules amid cases of coronavirus in the UK beginning to rise.

People are being encouraged to report neighbours breaking the rules to police, with the GMB panel discussing whether they would snitch to authorities.

Piers Morgan was seen asking the GMB team and Susanna was adamant that she wouldn’t inform police of any rule breaks.

‘Absolutely never, absolutely not in a million years,’ she said, while weather forecaster Laura Tobin insisted she would.

‘Yeah, I’m a dobber,’ Laura revealed, insisting she would call the police if necessary, as she added: ‘I would point out the people that were breaking the rules. I would say to them, “please stop doing it.”‘

Dr Hilary Jones said he would try to ‘persuade’ his neighbours to not breach the restrictions in place by talking to them himself.

Piers then pushed Dr Hilary, giving him a scenario where he is repeatedly ignored by neighbours.

‘There’s 30 people at the party [your neighbours are having],’ said Piers. ‘You warn them twice, they totally ignore you… what do you do?’

Dr Hilary replied: ‘I don’t think the police can do anything about it. They’re just going to increase the exposure… it’s down to the community, it has to be community led.’

Susanna then said that she ‘understands’ why some may feel it necessary to report rule breaks, especially if they have been upholding the rules while others around them don’t.

‘I’m not ringing the police on the people, but I can see how people will feel grieved if they are upholding the rules,’ she said.

Piers, meanwhile, said he could be tempted to, if neighbours repeatedly went against government advice.

‘We are in a public health crisis, I honestly think if one of my neighbours every night was having 20 people round and I had a couple of words with them and they carried on… I think I would [call the police],’ he said.

There are currently over 370,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19 across the UK, with the number of deaths as a result of the virus now surpassing 41,600.

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV.

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