Great mail theft fig­ures posted

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A WHOPPING 1,759 postal work­ers have ei­ther been sacked or re­signed for steal­ing mail in the last five years.

Bosses at the Royal Mail Group, which em­ploys 163,000, re­leased the fig­ures af­ter a Free­dom of In­for­ma­tion re­quest.

They were asked for a break­down of how many Royal Mail staff had left af­ter be­ing ac­cused of theft at their work­place.

Royal Mail said the num­bers in­clude ca­su­als and agency staff as well as per­ma­nent work­ers.

Bosses said: “The fig­ures re­late to the num­ber of dis­missals or res­ig­na­tions af­ter in­ter­views un­der cau­tion.

“Royal Mail op­er­ates a zero tol­er­ance ap­proach across the busi­ness to dis­hon­esty and, where there is ev­i­dence, we seek to en­sure any­one steal­ing mail is ro­bustly dealt with and brought be­fore the courts.”

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