HEARTLESS council jobsworths reduced a five-year-old girl to tears by shutting down her homemade lemonade stall.
The little lass set up a stall selling the homemade fizzy drink to music lovers heading to Lovebox festival in East London on Saturday.
But the tot had her stall shut down by the local council and slapped with the £150 fine.
Andre Spicer said his daughter burst into tears when enforcement officers from Tower Hamlets council arrived to say they were “trading without a permit” near their home in Mile End.
The dad and professor at City, University of London, said: “People were so happy, they thought she was so cute and called her a ‘little grafter’.
“It’s not like she was trying to make a massive profit, this is just a five-year-old kid trying to sell lemonade.
“She started screaming and crying. She sobbed all the way home and was telling me: ‘Dad, I’ve done a bad thing’.”
The professor said four officers stormed up to the table just 30 minutes after the pair had set up the stand, reading from a script.