A man has been given a rude awakening after buying a set of X-rated number plates.
Dad-of-five Darren Street, 45, splashed out £399 each on four reg plates - which all carry the same reference to a sex act and sexual position, despite the DVLA usually banning unsavoury plates - but his plans to sell them on have stalled with no one even wanting to take them at face value.
According to the Mirror Online, he said: ''We had some friends over and half a bottle went.
''I'm always thinking of money making ideas and it seemed like a good idea at the time. I ended up spending nearly £1,600.''