A SALON owner is set to face enforcement action after failing to pay her £9,000 fine for breaching Covid-19 lockdown rules last year.

Sinead Quinn, 30, 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.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Sinead Quinn with police community support officers at her salon in January this yearSinead Quinn with police community support officers at her salon in January this year

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.

Now Kirklees Council and Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) have both confirmed that Quinn has not paid the fines and action would now be taken.

A HMCTS spokesman said: "I can confirm that the fine remains unpaid and we have started Enforcement action on the balance outstanding."

A Kirklees Council spokesman said: “The Magistrates’ Court is responsible for the collection of the fines owed and has confirmed to us that no payment has yet been received.”

Quinn did not attend the hearing at Kirklees Magistrates' Court in August, and magistrates were told she returned her court summons envelope to the court with a letter which said the contents remained “unseen”.

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 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.

Quinn had previously wrongly claimed that she did not 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.

Her actions last year also made her a popular figure among lockdown sceptics online.

The Telegraph & Argus attempted to contact Quinn, but received no response from her.