A tattoo parlour has been shut down by police and council officials after it failed to close during lockdown.

On Tuesday, officers from the task force assisted the council's trading standards department in issuing a prohibition notice to the parlour owners, who they also believe had been involved in other breaches of coronavirus legislation at the studio.

According to police, the business had been given numerous warnings and had failed to comply.

A spokesperson for the police said: "Blackpool task force have assisted Blackpool Council trading standards in issuing a prohibition notice to a tattoo parlour on Lytham Road, Blackpool that is still operating in the lockdown.

"This is a legal instruction for the business to close and any prohibited services to cease.

"Police are also looking at repeated breaches of other coronavirus legislation at this address and fixed penalty notices have been issued.

"This business has been given numerous warnings by both police and council and failed to heed them.

"Any breaches of this prohibition will lead to prosecution.

"We understand that this is a difficult time for business however the legislation is there to save lives and protect the NHS."