A Dundee motorist’s day appeared to go from bad to worse when he returned to his car to find it not only burned-out but with a parking ticket slapped on, too.
Pictures of the Peugeot show significant damage to the bonnet and inside but the fine remained intact.
Passersby joked parking wardens could not resist dishing out a ticket, even with the car smouldering, but Dundee City Council denied issuing the fine.
A council spokesman said: “No ticket was issued for that car but there were tickets issued to others in the area.”
The fire was under control in less than half an hour. Nobody was injured.