Driver's 'JIHAD' registration plate pulled

Credit: Wales News Service

The DVLA has withdrawn a driver's registration plate after realising it resembled the word JIHAD.

The owner was driving around Newport for six months before it was reported to officials.

Plates resembling Jihad, the Arabic term for holy war, specifically, plates starting with JE and ending HAD, are unavailable.

Others which are banned include HO57 AGE, a close match to "Hostage", and the chain of characters O54 MA for Osama.

A DVLA spokesman said the personalised plate had been bought in October last year and had 'slipped through the net' of offensive registrations.