Falk­lands vet jailed for mail hoard­ing

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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”.

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