Newcastle striker, Joelinton fined for breaking coronavirus lockdown restrictions to get a haircut

February 5, 2021

Newcastle United striker, Joelinton has been hit with a fine for breaching Covid-19 lockdown rules by getting a haircut. 

The Brazilian, 24, who signed for the Premier League club for £40million in 2019, was investigated by Northumbria Police following the post he shared on Instagram last week.

In a statement on Thursday February 4, a Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “On Friday (January 29) we were made aware of a social media post involving a 24-year-old man and a 35-year-old man who may be in breach of Coronavirus restrictions.

“We have since spoken to the 24-year-old man, who will be issued with a £200 fixed penalty notice under the coronavirus legislation.

“The local authority, who are responsible for enforcement in relation to businesses, have served a 35-year-old man with a prohibition notice.”

The Newcastle-based barber was using his garage in North Tyneside to carry out the cut, it was understood.

North Tyneside Council confirmed it had issued a prohibition notice to the barber.

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