A 14-year-old boy has been banned from school... for having a moustache.
Akaash Iqbal, from Manchester, was stunned when he sent home for having a hairy upper lip and told not to return until he had shaved.
However, his dad, Asif Mahmood, didn't see the funny side and claims the school is overreacting over a 'bit of fluff'. He has supported his son's decision not to remove it.
So far, Akaash has missed two weeks' of classes at Manchester Academy in the bizarre stand-off.