A DISABLED boy was turned away from a Huddersfield restaurant - because his two carers weren't hungry.
Little Levi Knight, eight, of Brockholes, suffers from severe autism.
The condition means he can't speak and has to communicates with noises and Makaton, a simplified version of sign language. He also needs constant care.
Levi was taken to Chinese buffet restaurant Jumbo, in John William Street, for his tea.
But the pupil of Turnshaws School, Kirkburton, was banned from the restaurant - because his carers were not eating.
The restaurant operates a policy that everyone must pay to eat.
Furious dad Antony, of Bank View, Brockholes, said he was disgusted.
He added: "It's a case of discrimination on the grounds of disability."
Mr Knight said the carers told the staff they needed to look after hungry Levi - but said they were told to go elsewhere.
Mr Knight said: "I would have thought there were laws in place to stop this sort of thing from happening."
He said Levi - who has a nine-year-old brother, Oliver, who also suffers with autism - enjoys his evening treat.
He added: "Going out means a lot to him.
"We rely on our carers because they give me and his mum, Tracey, a rest. It also enriches his life.
"It's terrible for him to be turned away from somewhere."
The manager of Jumbo, Mr Keino said the rule was to stop people sharing the all-you-can-eat buffet.
"People say they are not eating and then they share with another person. That is why we have the rule," he said.
"But in this case the staff got it wrong. This young man should not have been asked to leave.
"This was an occasion where the rules should have been changed. If the family get in touch with me I would like to offer them a free meal to apologise."