A nail bar in Whitton has been refused a new licence after it traded without one for more than a year.

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American Nails at 41 High Street applied for a new special treatment licence, but according to the council has been operating without a valid licence since June 29, 2016.

On August 1, 2017, an allegation was made that someone was injured during a treatment.

The customer said the pedicurist “went too deep” and “cut a slice of flesh”, which led to a trip to A&E due to “continued pain”.

This led to an investigation which found American Nails did not have a valid licence.

A full report on the refusal, decided at a licensing sub-committee meeting yesterday (February 27), will not be released until the applicant receives the decision in writing.