POLICE have explained why they shut down an Eastbourne car wash on Thursday.

They hit the owner of the Car Wash at 192 Seaside with an on the spot fine for being open during Lockdown.

Ben Saber had to pay £1000 and close the business immediately.

He was furious and our stories attracted more than 200 comments from the public.

Now Sussex Police has said: “Officers continue to encourage people to follow the government regulations, as we have throughout the pandemic, and where this is not effective, enforcement action will be taken.

“We work closely with the local authorities and Trading Standards when there are concern with business premises.

“There are certain business premises which must close during the current lock down, including certain car washes.

“A statement from the Petrol Retailers Association and Car Wash Association provides further details. You can find this here https://www.ukpra.co.uk/en/bulletins/83”