Learner driver held over instructor's car theft in Kent

A teenager has been arrested for stealing his driving instructor's car while he was having a lesson.

The 17-year-old from Rochester, Kent, is accused of driving the car away while his instructor was guiding him through a three-point-turn.

He left the driving instructor on wasteland on the Hoo peninsular on Monday, Kent Police said.

The Rover MG car was spotted later that day in Rochester High Street, where the boy was arrested.

He was arrested on suspicion of stealing the car and a mobile phone and wallet from the vehicle.

The teenager was released on bail until 24 February.

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