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Swearing satnav is driving me round the bend!

End of the rude: Tracy Dockerill and her daughter Jade with the satnav PICTURE: KENNEDY NEWS AND MEDIA

A MUM couldn’t believe her ears when her satnav started swearing at her.

Tracy Dockerill, 53, was given the TomTom by her sister Donna Brooke last year after repeatedly getting lost.

Everything was fine until six months ago when the voice suddenly changed from a woman to a man — and called her an ‘a***hole’.

The care worker, who thought the satnav was getting its own back because she shouted at it, has been bombarded with obscenities ever since.

Ms Dockerill, from Denham, Buckinghamshire, said: ‘I had been using it for months when all of a sudden it said, “Turn right a***hole”. I nearly crashed the car.

‘I told it, “I can’t believe you’re talking to me like that”. But it swore at me again, saying, “You have reached your destination, motherf***er”.’

She added: ‘It’s hit and miss — he doesn’t come on all the time. If I delay in taking a turning because of traffic, or I go past a turning, that’s when he generally starts.’

The mum-of-two told her daughter Jade, 22, about her satnav. She said: ‘She found it funny and thought her 17-year-old brother Ethan was responsible. But it doesn’t sound anything like him.’ A TomTom spokesperson said it was likely that Ms Dockerill has an older satnav where you can record your voice.

‘Whether it’s a previous owner, or a cheeky family member, we can assure her that it’s not the satnav shouting obscenities,’ they said. The company has sent Ms Dockerill a new device — which politely tells her where to go.