"I thought the games were free..."

Danny Kitchen says he didn't realise he had to pay for the games Photo: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

A five-year-old boy from Bristol has given his parents a shock, by racking up a £1,700 iTunes bill - in just 10 minutes.

Danny Kitchen's parents gave him the password to their account to download a free game. But once he had the password, he didn’t stop. After downloading the free app, Danny found his way into the game's online store and innocently ordered dozens of costly add-ons - totalling £1710.43. Mother-of-five Sharon knew nothing about his spending spree until she saw a the emails from iTunes the following day listing what he had bought. Her credit card company then phoned to query the payments.

It worried me when he asked for the password, but I had a look at the game it said it was free so I didn't think there would be a problem.

I woke up Monday morning and looked at my emails and had loads from iTunes.

– Sharon Kitchen, Danny's mother
Danny's purchases included 12 '333 keys' at £69.99 each Credit: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Danny had bought tons of in-game weapons and keys on the iPad 3, including 12 purchases of '333 keys' at £69.99 a time and seven '333 ecstasy bombs' at £69.99. He also bought five lots of "9000 darts" each costing £69.99, five lots of '4200 darts' at £5.49 each and additional ecstasy bombs totalling £3.22.

I realised what happened and told Danny he'd better get ready for bed and run and hide before daddy got home.

He was crying, as the rest of the children were telling him we could have bought a house with the amount he had spent. He started to run and through his tears he turned back and said 'But where can I hide?' Bless him - that stopped me being angry but of course it's a lot of money.

– Sharon Kitchen, Danny's mother

Danny said he was "worried and "felt sad" at realising what he had done. He said he thought the games were free. Unsurprisingly, Danny is now banned from the family iPad now.

After three days of correspondence, Apple have now told the family they will refund the money.