A DEFIANT salon owner is yet to pay anything towards £17,000 worth of Fixed Penalty Notices imposed for lockdown breaches, Kirklees Council has confirmed. 

Sinead Quinn, owner of Quinn Blakey Hairdressing, Oakenshaw, has also not paid £2,455 court costs she was hit with at a hearing last month.

At the hearing, Kirklees Council was granted an injunction, in place until March 31 this year, stopping Ms Quinn from reopening her salon and allowing members of the public to enter.

There is a power of arrest attached to it, which means should Ms Quinn breach it she may be arrested and brought to court. 

She hit the headlines in recent months for her stance against hairdressers having to close during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Meanwhile, an online fund she set up has now broken the £10,000 mark.

Ms Quinn launched the fundraiser at the end of November last year, saying: "By no means do I think the council will be successful in trying to extort money from me. I am simply doing this so that people don’t take it upon themselves to create a gofundme on my behalf and possibly run off with the money! 

"I’m confident in the fact we will win this fight, so in that case the money will go to my amazing brother who is fighting himself against Stage 4 bowel cancer, he was diagnosed in August 2020 and he’s 36 years old with a wife and 2 children.

"He is an amazing soul and he gives me the confidence to fight every single day. He is my best friend and I wouldn’t be able to do this without him. 

"Here’s to 2021 - my brother cancer-free and standing up for our rights and taking our freedoms back. 


Ms Quinn has been approached for a comment.