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Uber passenger, 22, charged £35,000 for four-mile trip across Greater Manchester

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A man was charged more than £35k for a 15-minute Uber journey in Manchester - after the destination was accidentally set to AUSTRALIA.

Oliver Kaplan, 22, had just finished a shift and ordered a ride to go and meet some friends for a drink. An Uber picked the trainee chef up from the Buxton Inn, Hyde.

It then took him to the Witchwood, a pub in Ashton-under-Lyne - a journey of roughly four miles. Oliver says the price quoted on the app was between £10 and £11, which he happily accepted - and thought nothing more of it. READ MORE: Search for Moors Murders victim Keith Bennett ends after seven days as no human remains found But the next morning he was shocked to see a message from Uber saying he had insufficient funds - as the charge was £35,427.97.

Oliver said: "I ordered an Uber like I do most nights on the way home from work and everything seemed normal. The driver arrived, I got in the Uber and he took me exactly where I was meant to be going. "It was a 15-minute journey - tops - and the bill was said to be between £10 and £11, charged to my debit card.

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