A personalised number plate containing 666 has been withdrawn to save causing offense.
According to the agency’s rules, “a personal plate may not be designed if it causes offence or harm to anyone else.”
“The number combination of 666 may be offensive to some,” wrote the agency in a letter to the man.
“The Swedish Transport Agency therefore has decided that you are no longer entitled to these personal number plates.”
The number 666 represents the antichrist or the devil in popular culture and is sometimes referred to as “the number of the beast”.