Caught red-handed, a Wigton barber has been handed a fine after thinking they were a cut above the rest by breaking lockdown rules.

Corner Barbers on High Street was reported to the police on Sunday night for continuing to trade during the nationwide closure of hairdressers and barbers.

Just after 6pm on Sunday two police vans arrived at the shop and found a staff member with a customer. Officers fined the member of staff and the customer.

During the lockdown the government has required by law businesses and venues to close.

This includes hairdressers, barbers, beauty and nail salons. All businesses and venues outlined must not open to the public, failure to follow the law relating to these closures can lead to the individual responsible for the business being issued a prohibition notice, fixed penalty notice or prosecution.

A spokesman for Cumbria police said: "We received a report at 5.58pm Sunday, May 17, that a business that must remain closed due to the Covid-19 restrictions was trading.

"A staff member and another person present were both issued with fixed penalty notices."

Wigton Town Council declined to comment.