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Salon owner must pay nearly £2,000 after letting underage customer on sun bed

PUBLISHED: 15:45 10 March 2016 | UPDATED: 15:45 10 March 2016

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Young people's skin can be harmed by sun beds

A Crayford business owner has been handed fines and cost totalling nearly £2,000 after letting an underage customer use a sun bed.

Tracy Nicola Carr, Craydene Road, Slade Green, runs Body Shine Sunbed and Beauty, Crayford and Body Shine Enterprises Ltd in Colchester.

Carr had already received warnings from Trading Standards, but let the underage customer use the sun bed during a test purchase operation.

Although she was not in the shop during the offence, she was found to be personally responsible as she had left a non-employee in charge of the shop.

On February 29, she ordered to pay fines totalling £900, £80 court charges and £841 in costs at Bexley Magistrates’ Court at a hearing on February 29.

Sun beds can adversely affect the skin, especially in young people, with use of the bed linked to skin cancer.

Cabinet Member for community safety, environment and leisure, Peter Craske: “I am pleased that the action taken by our trading standards team has had a positive result that will help to keep people safe.

“These laws are there to protect the public from harm and judgements like this remind businesses to take their responsibilities seriously

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