A beautician who was caught treating a client despite lockdown has been handed a fine.
All non-essential shops and services have to close as a result of the third national lockdown.
But police officers in Southend found abeautician treating a client in a shed behind a Southend beauty parlour on Wednesday.
Both women, aged 54 and 52, were issued with fixed penalty notices.
The same day, our officers found two customers having tattoos in a tattoo parlour in the Epping Forest district.
The manager received a 1,000 fixed penalty notice and the staff member also received an fixed penalty notice.
A spokesman for Essex Police said: "We appreciate that everyone wants to look their best but a national lockdown is not the time to get a facial or have a new tattoo."
A 32-year-old Wickford man was also hit with a fixed penalty notice after inviting seven friends round to watch boxing on television.
The spokesman added: "We know this is a really challenging time but we really appreciate all the efforts of the vast majority of people across Essex who are continuing to do the right thing.
"It really is making a difference.
"We will continue to respond to clear and blatant breaches and, where they occur, work with our partners to resolve them.
"We want people to continue to report Covid-19 breaches.
"You can report themvia our websiteby using our digital 101 service, where you can speak to one of our operators via Live Chat, any day between 7am and 11pm."
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