Cat survives six-mile journey under van's bonnet

Penolope, a cat who survived a six-mile journey sitting on a van's engine who is now being treated for burns and a fractured jaw. Credit: PA

A missing Persian cat, nicknamed Penelope, is being treated for burns and a fractured jaw after being discovered under the bonnet of driver's van in Edinburgh after the man had driven six miles.

The unnamed driver stopped his journey on Tuesday morning when he noticed a "burning smell" coming from his van's engine.

The Scottish SPCA is now looking to reunite the cat with her owner.

Steph Grant, animal rescue officer, said: "It could be that Penelope is a house cat and isn't used to being outdoors so she went inside the engine for warmth and shelter. She's quite a distinctive girl so we're hoping someone will recognise her and come forward."