Postman Hid 35,000 Letters in His Home
A postman hoarded so much undelivered mail at his home that police needed a seven-ton truck to take it away, a court heard yesterday.
Officers who called at Rodger Parkinson's home found every room filled with a total of 35,000 letters and parcels. When they arrested him in February he said: "I'm glad in a way - it needs sorting."
Parkinson, 48, formerly of Hoylandswaine, near Barnsley, south Yorkshire, admitted delaying the delivery of post.
District judge Michael Rosenberg, sitting at Barnsley magistrates' court, referred the case to Crown Court, saying he had insufficient powers to pass an adequate sentence.