TNT mail bags found dumped

‘In­di­vid­ual re­spon­si­ble dis­missed’

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Zoe Drewett zoe.drewett@trin­i­tymir­

SEVEN bags of mail that should have been de­liv­ered by TNT Post have been found dis­carded in green spa­ces across Eastcote over the past two weeks.

Vol­un­teers be­long­ing to the Friends of Eastcote House Gar­dens say they dis­cov­ered the bags dur­ing their con­ser­va­tion and gar­den­ing ses­sions in Long Meadow and Forge Green.

Les­ley Crowcroft, the chair­man of Eastcote Con­ser­va­tion Panel and Friends of Eastcote House Gar­dens, said the bags were left in a ‘wet, messy con­di­tion’.

The Friends group handed the mail to Hilling­don Coun­cil after find­ing them in ar­eas sur­round­ing the gar­dens in High Road, Eastcote.

In a state­ment, TNT said: “The in­di­vid­ual who com­mit­ted this crime had been with the company for a short pe­riod of time and was dis­missed im­me­di­ately.

“The po­lice are look­ing at the case and at press­ing charges.

“This be­hav­iour is to­tally un­ac­cept­able and does not re­flect the ded­i­ca­tion and hard work of the vast majority of our em­ploy­ees.

“The mail was col­lected within two hours of us be­ing no­ti­fied of the in­ci­dent and was de­liv­ered im­me­di­ately.

“Mail se­cu­rity is a top pri­or­ity of the firm with 98.5 per cent be­ing de­liv­ered on first at­tempt.”

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