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Woman sent passport with WRONG photo inside

Natalie Peel

A teacher from Bacup was shocked to find her new passport has the WRONG woman's picture inside. The blunder was discovered just weeks before the newlywed was due to jet off on holiday.

Natalie Peel, 27 fears she may have to cancel her trip to Spain following the Passport Office gaffe. She sent her passport for renewal and a name change at the beginning of June after getting married.

But when she received it back she was amazed to discover another woman pictured alongside her name and other personal details.

Natalie, told the Manchester Evening News “It’s disgraceful, especially when you put a certain amount of trust in the government. I didn’t even think twice about sending my details to them.

A HM Passport Office spokesman said an immediate investigation has been launched.

Passport delay leaves couple stranded in India with newborn twins

A couple stranded in India with their newborn surrogate twins because of the continuing delays at the UK Passport Office.

Kiran and Bina Salvi say they've waited eight weeks for passports as the service admitted almost half a million people's applications are still being processed.

The twin babies have aready been awarded UK citizenship.

But the Government's closure of overseas offices has seen a backlog at British centres like Liverpool.

Ann O'Connor reports.


MP calls for action over passport delays leaving couple stranded in India with newborn twins

An MP is calling for action over passport delays which have left a couple from Bolton stranded in India with their newborn surrogate twins.

Julie Hilling the MP for Bolton West has raised the plight of Kiran and Bina Salvi who went to India three months ago to get their children.

The twins have been awarded British citizenship but they still have not received their passports.

Baby twins heading to Bolton stranded by passport delay

Couple stranded in India with baby twins Credit: ITV Granada Reports

Kiran and Bina Salvi from Bolton are stranded in India with their newborn surrogate twins as passport delays continue in Britain. The government is being urged to help the couple who travelled out three months ago to collect their children.

The babies have been awarded UK citizenship but the family say the couple have waited eight weeks for their passports to arrive so they can bring them home.

Family in Bolton wait for news Credit: ITV Granada Reports