Housing bosses accuse boy, 2, of being a noise nuisance for ‘laughing too loudly’
Jodie Holden, 22, with her two-year old son Chenlair Bent who was sent a letter from a housing association warning him about ‘noise nuisance.
Housing officials sent a two-year-old boy a letter accusing him of anti-social behaviour – for what his mother said was ‘laughing too loudly at Thomas the Tank Engine’.
Chenlair Bent, who is so young he cannot read or write and can barely open an envelope, was also warned of a ‘breach of tenancy conditions’ and told to be ‘mindful’ of his neighbours.
Mum Jodie Holden has hit out at Walsall Housing Group, which has apologised for the error.
She told The Daily Mail: ‘It is completely shocking. He is so young he cannot open an envelope let alone read the letter.
‘He is just a typical two-year-old boy he is hardly running around estates causing mayhem.
‘The only time he ever makes any noise is when he is laughing in the back garden or watching Thomas the Tank Engine on TV.’
She added there were no problem with her neighbours in Walsall in the West Midlands.
The letter, dated May 1, was addressed to Mr Chenlair Blair and headed: ‘Anti-Social Behaviour – Breach of tenancy conditions’.
It read: ‘Walsall Housing Group has received a complaint relating to noise nuisance and your property has been identified as the source of the noise.
‘In this instance I do not intend to take any further action other than request you and your family are mindful of others living by who wish to enjoy to peace and quiet in their own home.’
The housing association admitted it had made an administrative error.
A spokesman said: ‘We have already apologised to the customer for the error and wish to say sorry again for any upset caused.
‘We will now continue our investigation into the anti-social behaviour allegations and have written to the correct member of the household.’