Girl's lemonade stand leads to £150 fine from Tower Hamlets Council


A five-year-old girl was reduced to tears after council officers issued a £150 fine for selling cups of lemonade to festival-goers.Andre Spicer helped his daughter set up a makeshift stall near their home in Mile End, east London, as she wanted to sell 50p and £1 cups of fizzy drink to fans heading to last weekend's Lovebox Festival.Soon after, they were confronted by four enforcement officers from Tower Hamlets Council, who handed them the fine for trading without a permit.Mr Spicer, a professor at City University, said his five-year-old daughter burst into tears and said: "I've done a bad thing."