Man left 'looking like Hitler' in passport picture

Photo mishap being investigated

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Man left 'looking like Hitler' in passport picture

An investigation is under way to uncover how a man ended up looking like Hitler in his passport photo.

Stuart Boyd, 50, was unhappy when he opened his new passport to find he looked unsettlingly similar to the Nazi leader.

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And, while his friends and colleagues think it's "hilarious", Stuart said he was less than impressed.

Speaking to the Manchester Evening News he said: "I was really angry when I saw it. I was distraught, really. I just thought, 'Oh, for God's sake, I have to have this for 10 years and they can't even get it right. I wasn't really sure of the process of how to change it so I posted a picture of it on Facebook."

His friends were quick to rub it in, and, according to ITV News, one friend, Ruth Armstrong Carooppunnen, posted on Stuart's Facebook page: "That is Heil-arious!"

Another friend, Glenn Hughes, laughed: "What's the problem? It looks al-Reich to me."

Stuart got in touch with Passport Office about the issue, and the Lad Bible reports that he said: "To be fair the woman was very pleasant and helpful. She said they obviously didn't intentionally make me look like Adolf Hitler and told me to send it back so they can issue a new one."

According to the Daily Mail, a spokesman for Her Majesty's Passport Office said: "All UK passports are carefully created and checked to exacting standards before they are issued.

"We will be contacting him to investigate this case further."


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