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Picture: Lorne Campbell / Guzelian
Usman Hussain of Bradford, West Yorkshire, whose smart meter told him he had used £70,000 of energy in just one week.
WORDS BY GUZELIAN
PICTURE TAKEN ON MONDAY 13 UMARCH 2017
A university student was left shocked when his smart meter said he had used £70,000 of energy in just a week.

Usman Hussain, from Bradford, West Yorkshire, was worried when his smart meter with SSE read £9,600 earlier this month but was in disbelief when it shot up to £70,000 a week later.

The average annual bill for a house such as Mr Hussian’s would be around £800 but the staggering sum on his smart meter would be more suited to a large hotel or paying for gas and electricity for the whole neighbourhood.

His smart meter is still on the rise and now stands over £110,000, which is 356710% over budget this month.

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