31 London police officers face a £ 200 fine for cutting their hair in violation of lockdown rules to tackle the Coronavirus.
London’s Metropolitan Police said two officers who hired a hairdresser at Bethnal Green Police Station on January 17 were facing investigations for misconduct.
Barbers and hairdressers are not permitted to work in the whole of England due to lockdown restrictions imposed by the government to curb the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a general lockdown in England on January 5.
Under the decision, schools and universities were closed and mostly converted to the remote education system, until at least the middle of next month, with the possibility of an extension.
This comes before what experts expect will be the worst weeks in the country in the face of the outbreak of the new strain of the virus.
The Metropolitan Police Commander, Marcus Barnett, expressed his “deep disappointment” with the officers.
“Although the officers donated money to charity as part of the haircut, this does not excuse them that their decision was so bad,” he said. “I expect a lot from them,” he added.
He continued: “The public expects the police to set an example in following the regulations designed to prevent the spread of this deadly virus.”
The investigation comes after nine officers paid fines after they were caught eating breakfast together in a Greenwich coffee shop.
The nine officers were fined £ 200 each.