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Car Perk

Holidaymakers waiting for a courtesy shuttle to take them to the hotel car park were amazed when their own motor turned up to collect other passengers.

German police say the couple Berndt and Korina Becker watched open mouthed as their car - which was supposed to be safely stored in a car park - pulled up outside the arrivals hall at Dusseldorf airport and fellow travellers began to pile in.

Car park owners at first claimed it had been a one-off slip by inexperienced staff.

But a check of the car's engine computer showed is had clocked up nearly 300 miles during the two weeks the family had been on holiday.

Police say the 21-year-old driver behind the wheel did not have a driving licence.

"We were astonished. We said, 'That car looks just like ours'," the family told police.

"Then we saw the registration number and realised it actually was our car," they added.

German Herald

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