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.