Here's what really happened to a Harrogate mum's 'stolen' car

'Stolen' Harrogate mum's car

2:10pm 12th January 2018
(Updated 2:11pm 12th January 2018)

A Harrogate mum rang North Yorkshire Police last night to report that her car had been stolen. 

She made the call at around 11.15pm on Thursday 11th January, 2018. 

Much to her surprise it turned out that her son, who has no licence or insurance, decided to take it for a spin.

The male, in his 20s, ended up crashing the purple Peugeot. 

He reported the incident to police, shortly after his mum had been in touch with them.

The male had left the damaged car on the road at Penny Pot bridge.

North Yorkshire Police are asking if any witnesses to the incident can get in touch by contacting them on 101. 

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