Two women getting served at a nail bar in Hinckley have been fined by police for breaking Covid-19 rules.
Officers fined the two customers £200 each at Star Nails in Stockwell Head on Saturday after being alerted to the prohibited pampering by a town centre CCTV operator.
The staff member attending to the two women was also fined £200 for breaching the coronavirus regulations.
A Hinckley Police spokesperson said: “On Saturday 9th January at around 2.15pm police where alerted by local CCTV in Hinckley to a suspected Covid breach at Star Nails on Stockwell Head.
“Officers from Hinckley Police and Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council ’s environmental health department attended the location and found the nail salon open with customers being treated.
“Both customers and the employee were issued with £200 fines for this flagrant breach of the rules and the business was issued with a prohibition notice requiring them to stop operations straight away.
“A great example of the team work between police, CCTV and our HBBC colleagues.
“Ultimately this was a very expensive nail treatment for these two customers and hopefully a lesson learnt!
“Remember stay home, only leave your house for essential reasons
“We are issuing so many fines at the minute to people who just don’t seem to care! Over 1,500 more deaths today. Is having your nails done really that important?”
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The incident was just one highlighted by Leicestershire Police in a bid to persuade people to stop breaking the Covid-19 rules.
Exasperated police listed the 11 worst examples of breaches of Covid-19 restrictions they punished within 72 hours of senior Leicestershire officers urging people to abide by the lockdown rules.
The force’s assistant chief constable Kerry Smith joined council leaders and health bosses to implore people to stick to the measures that restrict travel and social contact on Friday, January 8.
Yet over the weekend, Leicestershire Police issued 142 more fines were handed out totalling £57,800.