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Thursday 18 September 2014

Hot and bothered

Published 25/07/2014 | 02:30

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A three-year-old boy took his family's car for a ride - and drove down two embankments before ending up in a pub garden with just a bumped head. The boy started up the engine to the automatic Subaru Impreza and drove off down the family's long driveway in Henley, near Midhurst, West Sussex.

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