Town nail bar fined for trading through lockdown

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 16 January 2021

STAR NAILS, a nail salon based on Stockwell Head in Hinckley, were slapped with a fine a week ago (9 January), after breaching the coronavirus lockdown guidelines and continuing to trade even though non-essential businesses need to remain closed.

Star Nails on Stockwell Head (Google Street View)

Leicestershire Police were alerted by local CCTV cameras of a suspected COVID breach at 2.15pm in the afternoon on Saturday 9 January.

Hinckley Police officers and the Borough Council’s Environmental Health Department paid a visit down to the site and found that the nail salon was indeed trading and were carrying out treatments on two customers, which confirmed their suspicions.

The employee working during the time that the nail bar was caught open, as well as the two customers, were all hit with the hefty sum of £200 each for flouting the strict coronavirus rules in place.

The independently-owned nail bar was further issued with a Prohibition Notice, meaning that they were required to stop operating straight away.

Hinckley Police took to their official Facebook page to remind residents of the rules in place following the incident.

They said: “[This was] a great example of the teamwork between Police, CCTV, and our HBBC colleagues.

“Ultimately, this was a very expensive nail treatment for these 2 customers and hopefully a lesson learnt!

“Remember, stay home, and only leave your house for essential reasons.”

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