A five-year-old was billed for failing to attend a friend’s birthday party – resulting in threats of legal action.
An invoice for £15.95 was sent by his schoolfriend’s mother Julie Lawrence, who said Alex’s non-attendance left her out of pocket and his parents had her details to tell her he was not going.
Alex’s father Derek said he had been told he would be taken to the small claims court for refusing to pay.
His parents said they had no contact information for Ms Lawrence at that time. They found the invoice in a brown envelope in his schoolbag last week.
Mr Nash said: “It was a proper invoice with full official details and even her bank details on it.
“I can understand that she’s upset about losing money. The money isn’t the issue, it’s the way she went about trying to get the money from me.
In a short statement, Ms Lawrence said: “All details were on the party invite. They had every detail needed to contact me.”
Mr Nash said he had been told he was being taken to the small claims court because he was refusing to pay.