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Father locked up in car tax blunder

A father of two was locked in a police cell for three hours after DVLA staff mistakenly thought he had a fake MoT certificate.

Michael Cook is now seeking legal advice following the fiasco on May 5 at a DVLA office in Gosforth, reports the Daily Mail.

Staff called police after Mr Cook went into the office to tax his car.

They became curious because his new certificate was a different shade of green to his old one and thought it could be a fake.

His certificate was later found to be genuine and a tax disc issued, however this was not before police had taken mouth swabs, his fingerprints and mugshot.

Mr Cook said it was a disgrace his details will also be kept on the DNA database for six years.


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