Rafael Todes and his family were playing the 4th Shostakovich string quartet for the benefit of their neighbours on Alexander Street, Bayswater, when the boys in blue paid them a visit to discourage socialising on the street.
It was very tactfully done, said Rafi.
No coughing in the middle of movements. And a polite apology at the end. But this is the end. No more street quartets.
This was the moment the cops intervened. They were apparently called out by a lady up the street.
Alexander Street had the best music in town.