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Last Updated: Thursday, 10 May 2007, 14:40 GMT 15:40 UK
Error adds thousands on to bill
British Gas has apologised after mistakenly charging a Bristol customer 17,000 for a 170 electricity bill.

The money was charged to Tony Leventhal's credit card and was only picked up when his bank contacted him.

A data input error put two extra zeros on Mr Leventhal's bill, British Gas said, which has now been corrected.

A company spokesman said: "The vast majority of transactions go without a hitch, but obviously this one didn't and we would like to apologise for it."

"British Gas apologises to Mr Leventhal for this billing error," he added.

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