Falklands vet jailed for mail hoarding
A FALKLANDS hero has been jailed for keeping thousands of packages while he was a postman.
Anthony Brierley, 49, was caught after a surveillance team saw him putting mail due for delivery into his car.
When his home and vehicle were searched, investigators found 33,584 items.
They included 556 opened greetings cards and hundreds of stolen but unopened packages from Amazon and Lovefilm.
A court heard how Brierley, from Manchester, who was awarded the South Atlantic medal and rosette for service in the Royal Navy during the Falklands War, had been working as a postman for a year when he started hoarding items.
He was jailed for 16 months after Judge Leslie Hull condemned him for “a gross breach of trust”.