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Post Mortem

by | 2nd, June 2004

‘WHEN Royal Mail security staff and police raided a postman’s home in Newcastle-under-Lyme, a stash of 17,000 undelivered letters was discovered, reports the Daily Mail (sounds like the Royal Mail, but delivers every day).

Hard working postmen think nothing of taking their work home with them

Not surprisingly, local folk are shocked.

“Seventeen thousand items is a massive amount of post,” says local councillor Mary Maxfield. “I just can’t understand why anyone would want to steal that many letters.”

Quite so. As anyone familiar with Royal Mail custom and practice will know, this kind of indiscriminate theft is a totally unacceptable aberration.

The correct policy is, of course, to feel all envelopes carefully and keep only those that you are sure contain credit cards, passports or cash.

All other mail should be left in a public place within half a mile of the address shown on the package within a month of the postmark date.’

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