DVLA pulls plug on dirty plates

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LI­CENCE plates ap­pear­ing to spell out ‘Slut’, ‘Bum’, ‘Shag’ and ‘Bug­ger’ have been banned by the DVLA.

Al­most 250 reg­is­tra­tions have been re­jected or with­drawn in the past two years.

Chiefs say the usual rea­sons are be­cause they con­tain swear words or ‘un­in­tended hu­mour’.

They in­clude ‘DD12 UNK’, ‘LE61 ESS’, ‘DR12 UGS’, ‘2HAG, ‘2LUT’, ‘BUM’ and ‘BU62 GER’.

And the agency also chose to ban the plate ‘J1 HAD’.

A spokesman said: “We have with­drawn them as they could cause of­fence or em­bar­rass­ment on the grounds of po­lit­i­cal or ra­cial sen­si­tiv­i­ties or are in poor taste.”

Saeed Khouri, a mem­ber of a prom­i­nent Abu Dhabi fam­ily, bought the reg­is­tra­tion ‘1’ – for a whop­ping £7mil­ion in 2008.

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