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DVLA bans 'obscene' number plate

A man from Chesterfield was ordered to remove a naughty number plate by the DVLA, even though he bought it from their website.

Alan Clarke, 49, paid £399 for the plate 'BO11 LUX' and fitted it to his new Range Rover.

His friends and family found the cheeky plate hilarious but the laughter was short-lived when, six weeks later, Clarke received a letter from the DVLA ordering him to remove it.

The organisation said the plate was "causing offence" and threatened Clarke with a fine of up to £1,000.

According to 'The Daily Mail', he said: "It's absolutely ludicrous. I saw it on the DVLA website last November and thought it would be a bit of fun to put it on my new car.

"[The DVLA] are threatening to criminalise me. But they are a government agency and they put the plate on their own website for anyone to buy so it's 100 per cent legal. I can't imagine why anyone would be offended by it."

Clarke said he thought it was the police who may have reported the plate to the DVLA.

A spokesman for the DVLA told 'The Daily Mail': "DVLA tries to identify combinations that may cause offence, and on the rare occasion where potentially offensive numbers slip through the net, steps are taken to withdraw the registration number.

"This particular registration plate has been withdrawn, therefore it is an offence for the driver to still be displaying it. He would receive a refund for the plate."

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http://uk.cars.yahoo.com/29062011/36/t/dvla-bans-obscene-number-plate-0.html

he obviiously doesnt know the law and was shook to fight his case...

he has good points to stand up in court and could of potentially won

1) it was on a government official website

2) they authorised it

3) he bought it legit

and im sure theres more

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lol thats bullshit

if i had the money (which he seems to) and access to a good lawyer id take that to court on principal

isnt even that offensive tbh ive seen a plate that says

P111SHED

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lol thats bullshit

if i had the money (which he seems to) and access to a good lawyer id take that to court on principal

isnt even that offensive tbh ive seen a plate that says

P111SHED

They probably have some sort of govt granted right to remove any number plate they want, doubt court would be of any help.

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