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4 UK Officers Storm 5 Year-old Girl’s Lemonade Stand

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July 21st, 2017 – Fort Russ News –

– Agencies – – by Samer Hussein –              

Four local council enforcement officers raided a lemonade stand of a 5 year-old girl that she had set up with the help of her father in Mile End, east London.

The officers told the little girl that she was lacking a trading license as required by UK law and was therefore issued a £150 fine.

Shocked by the entire ordeal, the girl and her father then packed their stuff up and left while being fined. 

“She sobbed all the way home and was telling me: ‘Dad, I’ve done a bad thing’. She was very upset because she was proud of selling it, and this really soured the experience”, said the girl’s father Andre Spicer, himself a professor at City University, and occasional contributor of The Guardian.

Although the UK law requires all market stall operators to be over 17 years of age and have either a temporary or permanent trading license to operate legally, this is the first time that a child’s lemonade stand gets shut down by law enforcement. 

A council’s spokesman has since apologized for the incident and dismissed the charge.


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