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Motorist given driving licence with an embarrassing typo saying she was from the 'UNITYED KINGDOM'

A motorist has been sent a driving licence which says she's from the 'Unityed Kingdom'.

Laura Linham, 40, was given the misprinted licence after a clumsy stuff up by the DVLA .

She quipped: "I'm thinking of declaring myself the ruler of the previously unknown nation of the Unityed Kingdom and applying for recognition from the UN.

"It'll probably be less hassle than getting the error corrected."

Laura, of Glastonbury, Somerset, added: "I'm not entirely sure how it's pronounced though - uni-tyed or unity-ed.

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PA A general view of the main DVLA building in Swansea, Wales
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"It also makes me wish the photo on the card was better, so I could be less embarrassed when I whip it out and show everyone the typo."

A DVLA spokesman apologised for the error.

"We issue more than 10 million driving licences every year and mistakes like this are extremely rare," the spokesman said.

"We're sorry for any inconvenience."

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