Even the Smart Car, famed for its ability to park in the tightest of spaces, would struggle to park on what could be London’s shortest double yellow lines.

The diminutive double yellows, in Mossbury Road, just off Lavender Hill in Clapham, were spotted by firefighter Stewart Brown who posted the picture to Twitter, asking Wandsworth Council what they were all about.

A council spokesman said: "This looks like a classic case of someone using a bit too much yellow paint where it's obviously not needed. We'll be removing it as quickly as possible."

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