A motorist was handed a ticket by Surrey Road Police (RPU) after parking in a bus stop in order to visit a nearby Subway in Weybridge.

Surrey RPU posted an image on Twitter of the offending vehicle — a red Volkswagen — parked haphazardly across a bus stop in Weybridge.

A spokesperson said that the driver had ignored several other vacant parking bays nearby and decided to park in the bus stop near their destination of choice — fast-food outlet Subway.

"Vehicle obstructing the buses by parking and going for a Subway Sandwich.

"Ticket issued in Weybridge.

"There was an empty parking bay opposite the shop," a spokesperson for RPU said.

The image also depicted a nearby bus struggling to get past the car, which appeared to be parked almost directly in front of the bus stop in question.