British girl, 5, fined over $240 for selling lemonade outside her home

ABOVE: Angry dad speaks out after authorities in England fine his daughter for opening a lemonade stand.

LONDON – A British man and his young daughter have gained international attention after being fined for selling lemonade outside.

Andre Spicer said his 5-year-old daughter was left in tears after local council officers fined her 150 pounds ($244 CDN) for selling lemonade without a licence near their home in London.

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The girl was selling home-made lemonade to fans attending the Lovebox festival when she was fined.

Spicer wrote an article about the experience for the Daily Telegraph that gathered hundreds of comments and shares online.

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Local officials said Friday the fine will be cancelled immediately.

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A council statement said: “We are very sorry that this has happened. We expect our enforcement officers to show common sense, and to use their powers sensibly. This clearly did not happen.”