Barbers fined £1,000 for cutting people's hair in lockdown

A barbers has been fined £1,000 after being caught cutting customers’ hair during the national coronavirus lockdown.

Police raided the hairdressers in central London and found two clients sat in chairs having a trim.

The Grooming Lounge Barbers, in Barbican, had covered the windows with old newspapers in an attempt to stop people seeing it was open.

Footage shows police officers entering the property and catching the hairdressers breaching restrictions.

City of London Police tweeted: ‘Most people are doing their part and obeying the rules to protect the NHS and save lives.

‘But we will continue to deal with those who flout the rules putting everyone at risk.’

After the raid on Saturday, the force added: ‘City of London Police officers attended a barbershop in the City that was operating despite current restrictions.

The owner was issued with a £1,000 fine. This is a blatant disregard of coronavirus regulations and won’t be tolerated.

‘The message is clear: #StayAtHome.’

A number of Londoners reacted with fury, with one writing: ‘Why not a £10,000 fine?’

Another added: ‘Delighted on them being fined and look at the window covered with newspapers.

‘They knew the rules.’

Someone else said: ‘Some people want haircuts and some don’t. Can’t we get along without?’

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