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Thirty-one police officers hit with £200 COVID fines for getting lockdown haircut at station

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Thirty-one police officers are each facing £200 fines for breaching Covid-19 regulations, after getting their hair cut by a barber at Bethnal Green police station, London while on duty, according to the Mirror.

The two officers who organised the visit of the professional barber on 17 January, will also be investigated for misconduct, the Metropolitan Police said.

Local Chief detective DCS Marcus Barnett said: “It is deeply disappointing and frustrating that my officers have fallen short of the expectation to uphold Covid-19 regulations.

Although officers donated money to charity as part of the haircut, this does not excuse them from what was a very poor decision. I expect a lot more of them.

It is right, therefore, officers should each face a £200 fine, as well as misconduct action for those two who organised this event.

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