London restaurants should beware a letter requesting payment for a bogus dry-cleaning incident.
Galvin Bistrot Deluxe on Baker Street recently received correspondence asking it to reimburse a £7 dry-cleaning bill after a waiter apparently spilt drink on a diner's shirt then promised the restaurant would cover any costs.
The bill was sent with a letter outlining details of the accident requesting reimbursement to be sent to Shipu Miah at an East London address.
Galvin Bistrot de Luxe's communications manager Clare Gorry said: "We carefully log any such incidents and no spillages were reported on the given date, nor is there any record of the claimant visiting the restaurant."
She added: "It is clearly a photocopy that they send to hundreds of restaurants."
By Tom Vaughan