Angry dad demands compensation after the Asda ice melts in hot weather

A father whose ice cream melted on this year's hottest day has demanded compensation from the taxi company that left him stranded.

Melvin Lee, girlfriend Clare Rogers and the eight-month-old baby Edward had been shopping at Asda when the cab, due to picking them up, was delayed for an hour in a sweltering heat.

Mr Lee, 40, says he was forced to throw out half his grocery store, which included ice cream and frozen vegetables, and that left his baby stressed.

He told Kent Live that he had ordered a taxi to collect him and his family after closing his £ 45 grocery store at Asda at the Bouverie Place shopping center in Folkestone, Kent.

However, Folkestone taxis say that Lee only stood and waited for 31[ads1] minutes.

Mr Lee said: "A taxi pulled up and took another couple. My baby was stressed while I waited.

<img data-src =" devon-news / article3271760.ece / ALTERNATES / s615b / 0_Ice-cream-3.jpg "alt =" Melvin Lee and girlfriend Clare Rogers [19659008] Melvin Lee and girlfriend Clare Rogers

"I would like some compensation and for them to pay for the shopping I've lost.

" They said 20 minutes, then an hour, they left me outside Asda and lost all my ice cream because it melted . "

The Asda brand can be purchased for about £ 1.50.

A spokesman for Folkestone Taxis told Kent Live that there was a shortage of drivers on the holiday.

  Melvin Lee claims he was waiting outside Asda for a cab for over an hour on one of the hottest days of the year
Melvin Lee claims that he waited outside Asda for a cab for over an hour on one of the hottest days of the year

He also said that complaints made to the company were taken very seriously.

The spokesman said: "All of our drivers are self-employed, so they can choose their own hours.

" We cannot dictate what hours they work.

"Mr Lee was told that the taxi should be at least 20 minutes – but it was 31 minutes, not an hour.

" Send him around with the receipt and I will pay him myself.

"I told Mr Lee, he trades in Asda, I don't think they really make any expensive ice cream."

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