A Hounslow salon owner who gave hair and tattoo removal treatments without a proper licence has been given a £30,000 legal bill after ignoring the law for a second time.

It was just 12 months ago that magistrates convicted Mohammed Sadiq, owner of Henna's World in High Street, for managing an establishment without the right registration and fined him £15,000, which he has paid.

On Wednesday, Feltham magistrates sentenced him again, under the Care Standards Act, to five months' imprisonment - suspended for two years - for what they called his "blatant disregard" for the law.

Healthcare Commission inspectors found that he continued providing treatments, which are classified as private healthcare and which can cause serious harm if not carried out properly.

A witness told the commission she had undergone a number of laser treatments at Henna's World after Sadiq's first conviction.

Inspectors had discovered that the equipment used in the removal treatments had never been serviced or maintained. And they found that no medical procedures were followed during the treatment.

Healthcare Commission chief executive Anna Walker said: "More and more people are opting to undergo certain types of procedures at private clinics. As a regulator, our number one priority is the protection and safety of the public."

She warned that patients must be responsible for their own safety too, by checking that organisations are registered.

The salon owner pleaded guilty to the three offences and was ordered to pay the Healthcare Commission's £30,000 legal fees, which must be paid by the end of this year.

Henna's World, at 214-216 Hounslow High Street, is still operating as a beauty salon. A receptionist at the salon said they did manicures, pedicures and hair treatments, but no longer provided laser services.

Sadiq was also sentenced to 100 hours of unpaid work and ordered to return to court on a regular basis over the two-year period.