POLICE have fined a Warrington woman who was continuing to operate a beauty business from her home during lockdown.

Yesterday, Thursday, police attended an address following reports that a woman was flouting the national lockdown restrictions.

Under the latest lockdown regulations, beauty services are included in the businesses which must close until December 2.

A statement from Warrington Police reads: "A patrol attended at around 5pm and found the woman performing a beauty treatment on a client.

"Officers engaged with the woman, explained the regulations and encouraged her and the client to do the right thing but they continued.

"Because of the blatant breach they had no choice but to issue a fixed penalty notice to the woman and her client.

"We never want to do this but this was the only way in which we could continue to keep the public safe and reduce the spread of the virus.

"We know that you have all made sacrifices this year and that the majority of you are sticking to the rules.

"It's a shame that there is still a small minority flouting them.

"Now more than ever we need to stick to the rules and reduce the spread of coronavirus."

The business owner has been fined £1,000 for opening a restricted business.

The client was fined £200 for being in a gathering of two or more people from a different household in a private dwelling.