A defiant hair salon owner has been fined £3,000 for refusing to close her business in line with coronavirus lockdown rules.

Quinn Blakey hair salon owner Sinead Quinn, from Kirklees, West Yorkshire, refused to stop trading and was initially issued with a fixed penalty notice and a £1,000.

Kirklees Council officials then visited the salon? today to issue a £2,000 fixed penalty notice for ignoring the lockdown regulations after closing then reopening.

The notices were issued by the local authority for trading on two separate days.

Today a council spokesman said: "We’re visiting today to issue a £2,000 Fixed Penalty Notice, reports the ExaminerLive.

"At the same time we’ll check if they are open/trading.

Council officials visiting Sinead's salon to issue her with a fine

"If trading is still continuing, we will then have to issue a £4,000 Fixed Penalty Notice tomorrow."

Later, the spokesman said: "The premises was closed today (Thursday) on inspection but we’ll check again tomorrow."

On Wednesday, salon owner Sinead Quinn posted a second video on the salon's Instagram page which showed her arguing with police and council officials who had turned up at her premises in Oakenshaw, near Bradford.

Sinead said she did not accept the fine from Kirklees Council

The video is titled: "Police 5th Visit & Council 2nd Visit."

During the conversation, Ms Quinn says: "I am not closing. I am not answering any questions."

A police officer warns her that there is "potential harm to people from coronavirus."

Ms Quinn tells them: "I am not complying. I am not answering any more questions."

She adds: "I am standing up for my rights."

Earlier this week Ms Quinn placed a sign in the door which cited the Magna Carta in defence of her decision to defy the lockdown.

The outcome of today's visit by Kirklees Council has yet to be made public.

Earlier this week Kirklees Council said the actions of the salon were 'selfish and irresponsible'.