Former soldier pulling car 30 miles to beat world records and raise money for charity

Watch: ITV News Meridian's Mel Bloor catches up with Darren halfway through his car-pulling challenge

A former soldier is attempting to pull a one and a half tonne car for more than 30 miles.

Darren Hardy from Fleet is taking on the gruelling challenge to beat three world records.

He has already beaten one of the records, which is the furthest a car has been pulled in 24 hours (previous record was 33km, he has done 37km).

He is also attempting to beat the record for the furthest length a car has been pulled ever, and the fastest marathon while towing a car.

Darren is enduring it all to raise money for the H-abc Foundation which is trying to help pay for medical treatment for a 12-year-old girl with a rare life-threatening disease.

After meeting Aggie, who is diagnosed with an extremely rare form of brain cancer, Darren wanted to do his bit to help her.

12-year-old Aggie

He is doing the challenge over 42 hours with no sleep, but he'll be taking on plenty of calories to keep his energy up.

The challenge got underway on Thursday (23 September) and Darren is hoping to finish on Saturday (25 September).