24 November 2020 08:35
Never miss a thing from across Yorkshire! Get the biggest stories direct to your inbox Yorkshire Live - Daily Newsletter Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid Email A salon owner is facing an even bigger financial penalty after she opened up the premises twice in defiance of lockdown rules. Sinead Quinn of Quinn Blakey Hairdressers in Oakenshaw near Bradford is now facing fines totalling £17,000 for repeatedly flouting lockdown regulations. Today a Kirklees Council spokesman confirmed that the salon had opened today and on Saturday. "We visited on Saturday and found the business to be open.
They have been given a £4,000 fine for trading that day. "Police visited the premises today and the business was found to again be open and trading. "They are now being issued with a further £10,000 fine. "This takes the total to £17,000." Earlier this month Ms Quinn posted videos on Instagram showing her arguing with council officials who had visited her salon to see if it was complying with the rules. In one video she told officials that she did not 'consent' to being fine and cited 'common law'.
She had previously posted a sign on the salon door which cited the Magna Carta in defence of her decision to keep trading. Ms Quinn declined to comment further after initially telling YorkshireLive that she wasn't breaking the law. In an Instagram video post on Sunday, Ms Quinn tells the visiting officer: "I don't consent." Alongside the post, she wrote: "REALLY difficult to hear her this time at she wasn't aggressive like the first time she came.. maybe because she didn't have the police as back up? And it was short and sweet. "The police did pull up just as I was closing the salon to go home so I approached the car and told them I was going home and there's no need to get out, they said 'we've got to come out when we get calls that you're open' "Really nice copper! "See you on Monday guys!" As a subscriber, you are shown 80% less display advertising when reading our articles. Those ads you do see are predominantly from local businesses promoting local services. These adverts enable local businesses to get in front of their target audience – the local community. It is important that we continue to promote these adverts as our local businesses need as much support as possible during these challenging times. Close