DVLA bans potentially offensive number plates ahead of new plates released today

The DVLA has banned potentially offensive number plates ahead of the release of the new '67 plates today.

More than 300 number plates have been banned by the organisation as new vehicle registrations will be released on September 1st 2017.

The DVLA says the number plates were withheld because they are deemed potentially offensive.

Credit: Wales News Service

Among those banned number plates include ones such as MU67 DER and NE67 ECT. A spokesperson from the DVLA says it has a responsibility to ensure plates do not "cause upset or offence".

It follows an incident in June earlier this year when the Swansea-based agency admitted that a number plate resembling the word 'jihad' had "slipped through the net".

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