REBEL hairdresser Sinead Quinn is set to be visited by court bailiffs after failing to pay her £9,000 fine for breaching Covid-19 lockdown rules last autumn.

The 30-year-old, of Bradford Road, Oakenshaw, opened her Quinn Blakey Hairdressing salon last November during the second national lockdown, when non-essential businesses were required to close.

At Kirklees Magistrates’ Court on August 13, six counts of failing to close her business due to Covid rules were found proven in her absence after being taken to court by Kirklees Council.

They were dated on November 9, 11, 21, 23, 26, and 27, when the UK was under a national lockdown.

Four other counts of obstructing a person from carrying out a function under the Coronavirus Regulations were also found proven.

She was fined £6,000 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £190 and costs of £2,869.92, for a total of £9,052.92, and was given until September 10 to pay the fine.

Last week, Kirklees Council confirmed the fine had not been paid by the hairdresser, and that the court would now be pursuing her through its collection and enforcement section to recover the fine she was ordered to pay.

After the hearing in August, Kirklees Council dropped previous fines of £17,000 handed to Quinn for breaching Covid rules which she also refused to pay.

Quinn didn’t turn up for the hearing, and magistrates were told she returned her court summons envelope to the court with a letter which said the contents remained “unseen”.

She also claimed the organisation bringing the prosecution was “fictional” and that she “did not accept the role of defendant”, along with an inky thumb print. However, details in the letter revealed she would have read the summons.

The Covid-sceptic hairdresser had previously wrongly claimed that she didn’t consent to the regulations and claimed the laws were unlawful.

Last November she pinned a document quoting the Magna Carta in her window, which was comprehensively proved to be false by legal experts.

In a rambling message on her Instagram she also claimed she was “trying to stop the ushering in of a New World Order”.

The Telegraph & Argus has approached Kirklees Magistrates Court for further information on the enforcement and collection action due to be taken against Quinn, but at the time of publication no details had been provided.

The Telegraph & Argus attempted to contact Quinn Blakey Hairdressing owner Sinead Quinn to ask why she had not paid her £9,000 fine by the date required, but received no response from her.

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