An over-zealous traffic warden is in hiding today after a 'Fatwa' was declared by an Islamic cleric.
Kensington and Chelsea warden, Norman Jobsworth, unwittingly targeted high-profile cars belonging to Qatar's ruling Al-Thani family.
The cars, a £1.2 million Koenigsegg and a £350,000 Lamborghini Murcielago, were cheekily parked outside Harrods, the store which The Qatar Holding Group recently purchased from Mohamed Al-Fayed for £1.5 billion.
Norman clamped both vehicles as tourists continued to photograph the striking super-cars.
'I was simply doing my job', said Mr. Jobsworth, from hiding earlier today.
The fatwa states that the local parking regulations could be correctly disregarded, as the cars were parked facing Mecca, and therefore the actions of Mr. Jobsworth were clearly a mark of disrespect against the faith of Islam and the Prophet Mohammed. There have been calls from fundamentalist Islamic groups for Mr. Jobsworth to be publically stoned to death.
Kensington and Chelsea made a staggering £30,000 per day from penalty charge notices issued during 2008/09. When asked if they would be standing by their employee, Norman Jobsworth, during this difficult time a spokesman relied, 'Norman Who??.'