Posties nicked for mail thefts

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THIEV­ING posties cost the coun­try mil­lions ev­ery year be­cause they can’t stop nick­ing let­ters.

One post­man ev­ery day is sacked for steal­ing mail.

And more than 1,700 have been pros­e­cuted and dis­missed in the past five years alone.

Com­plaints about miss­ing mail have also gone through the roof – with Royal Mail shelling out nearly £5mil­lion a year in com­pen­sa­tion for lost post.

Matthew El­liott, chief ex­ec­u­tive of the Tax­pay­ers’ Al­liance, said: “Royal Mail needs to stamp out this crim­i­nal be­hav­iour.

“It’s un­ac­cept­able that so many Royal Mail staff are ri­fling through post look­ing for good­ies to swipe.”

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